Cannot save movie in Windows Movie Maker

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I am simultaneously receiving the error below when trying to save a movie in Windows Movie Maker. I am trying to save it as the default Movie Maker Project file but it still failed. I also tried to run the latest update but it doesn't change anything. Can someone please help me?

Save Movie Wizard

Cannot Complete the Save Movie Wizard

Your movie was not saved successfully.

Windows Movie Maker cannot save the movie to the specified location. Verify that the original source files used in your movie are still available, that the saving location is still available, and that there is enough free disk space available, and then try again.

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Cannot save movie in Windows Movie Maker


This happens for many users and the possible reasons are the following:

1. Your computer does not have enough memory space to save new projects together with other tasks that your PC is running while rendering the movie.

2. You have used a source file that will not work with WMM or may be the file is damaged or corrupt.

And there are many other reasons for this issue. To help you resolve it, you can follow the steps below:

1. If you are using a converter, use Freemake Video Converter instead. To make sure that your file will be compatible with the format needed for the WMM.

2. Make a sub-folder where your Movie Makers files are placed.

3. Launch the converter and then choose "To WMV". Alter it to where the sub folder you created is to keep the source file name work in edited movies.

4. Convert the entire source files to this folder and ensure that it is playable in Windows Media Player.

5. Delete the old files that are not in use.

6. Put the converted files back in the resource folder.

7. Launch the Movie Maker files one after another and if possible, re-associate them with your movie.

8. Save the movie to your PC.

Also, ensure that the folder you used as the source folder is unlock. This is, if you have recently used any Folder Lock software to hide or lock your folders. And check if you are running the latest version of Windows Movie Maker. For more information about this issue, see the link below:

Windows Movie Maker Issues on Saving Files

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