To scan with a Brother MFC-7820N printer, navigate to the Brother website, download and install the Full Driver & Software Package, and open the Control Center application. Press the Scan button, select a scan option, place the document in the scanner, and press the Scan button again.
- Download the software and driver
If you do not have the printer driver and software disc, go to the Brother website, and click on the Support page button. Enter the model number in the box, and follow the link for the Downloads & Drivers page. Confirm your operating system information, and press the Search button. Download the Full Driver & Software package. Open and run the setup file to install the package.
- Open the scanning software
Click the Start button, and click on All Programs. Find the Brother Utilities folder, and select the Control Center application. In Windows 8, swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and press the Start icon. Click on the search icon, and type "Control Center" into the search box.
- Setup the scanning software
Click on Scan, and select the scan option. You can scan to image, OCR, email or file. Press the File button to save the document once it is scanned. Select the file type and destination.
- Scan a document
Place the document in the flatbed scanner, and press the Scan button in the Control Center. To open the document, open File Explorer, and browse for the destination folder.