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Looks like you don't have permission to save changes to this file: fix it now!

In this article you will find out:

  • how to deal with this issue
  • how to protect your data

Are you ready? Let's read!

About this issue

After you edit the photo, of course, you want to save it. And then an error may occur that does not allow saving the edited file. The error looks like this: "it looks like you don't have permissions to save changes to this file." Even if you try to save a photo as a copy, you will receive the same message.

This issue can be very annoying and can interfere with your work, so let's fix the problem you have now

Use admin rights

If you are using a third-party photo editing application, most likely you simply do not have enough rights to do this. In this case, you just need to open the photo editing program as an administrator.

If you use the standard Photos app to edit your photos, you automatically work with it as an administrator. Therefore, this method will initially be ineffective for you—go to the next solution.

How to open the application as an administrator: Hover over the icon of your third-party photo editing application and right-click on it. Now just select the “Run as administrator” option. Once the app opens, re-edit the photo, and then try saving this file, you should be fine.

Turn off protection

Very often the activity of the antivirus prevents some functions and options on the computer. According to users, this may apply to this case as well. Therefore, at least temporarily disable your antivirus software. To do this correctly, go to the website of the antivirus application manufacturer and disable it according to the attached instructions, because, depending on the antivirus used, these actions may differ.

If after these steps you can save the edited photos, then you should consider uninstalling your antivirus application.


These two scan options are good both individually and in combination. Therefore, be sure to run both SFC and DISM on your computer. Together with the error “Windows 10 don't have permission to save,” you will get rid of all system errors and crashes.

  • Run DISM command in PowerShell (Command Prompt).

Press “Win + X” on your keyboard and select PowerShell App (Admin).

Now paste this command: DISM.exe/Online/Cleanup-image/Restorehealth and press “Enter.”

Wait for the process to complete to see if the problem has gone away.

  • Run an SFC command in PowerShell.

Press “Win + X” on your keyboard and select PowerShell App (Admin).

Type or paste the command: sfc/scannow inside PowerShell, then immediately press “Enter.”

After the process finishes, restart your computer and try to see if the problem is resolved.

Prevent data loss!

DiskInternals Partition Recovery allows you not only to recover and view files of any type and size but also convert the damaged file system to check the maximum number of files. Support for FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, VFAT, NTFS, NTFS 4, NTFS5 file systems is available here, and this is just the main part of all available file systems.

DiskInternals Partition Recovery is a unique utility that works with each disk partition separately: few third-party programs can boast of this feature. From the very beginning of the process, you can activate the recovery wizard and get clear instructions on what to do next and how to do it. After scanning, you can preview any results with one click for free. There are also several modes of operation of the application:

for reading files (as in Explorer),

full recovery,

fast express recovery.

The application offers the option of creating a disk image at no cost.

As you can see, the functionality of this application is off the charts, so download it soon and find out even more interesting details about the program.

Remember that DiskInternals Partition Recovery values its customers and, if you have any questions, the best employees of the company are ready to help and give highly qualified advice and provide the right solution to the problem.

Good luck!

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