you don't have permission to save changes to this file

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Windows 11 pro. I am trying to edit videos I downloaded from my gopro. When I try to do so, I get a message "It looks like you don't have permission to save changes to this file" with a suggestion to "Try saving a copy instead".
When I click on properties, "read only" is unchecked. There is no block/unblock under the general settings of properties as in previous windows versions. I get the same message when I do copy/paste, thought I shouldn't have to resort to that anyways. How do I unblock my videos so I can edit on Windows 11 pro?

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  1. Tricia-1966 141 Reputation points

    You can try the fixes #2 - #5 from here:

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  2. Limitless Technology 39,336 Reputation points

    Hello there,

    Right-click on the application and from the drop-down menu that appears, choose Run as an administrator. Running the Application as an Administrator. Click Yes on the UAC dialog box that appears and then try to save the video once you are done editing it.

    I suggest you to refer the below link on how to perform System File Checker and check if it helps.

    Use the System File Checker tool to repair missing or corrupted system files


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  3. TS 1 Reputation point

    I think I have answered my own question. It looks like the Microsoft Photos app won't trim 5k videos. Update your software to the 21st century, Microsoft.

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