Fix Photos app error 0x80070020 on Windows 10

A few users have reported getting the error 0x80070020 when trying to export or save videos from the Photos app in Windows 10. It fails to save the video and suggests trying again later or choosing a different file name. If you are also getting the same issue on your computer then here is something good for you. In this guide, we have provided some helpful methods in this article to help you resolve the problem.

This error 0x80070020 comes with an error –

Couldn’t save the video
The file is in use. Try again later or choose a different file name. Here’s the error code, in case you need it: 0x80070020

Fix Photos app error 0x80070020 on Windows 10


Photos app error 0x80070020 on Windows 10

Try one thing before you go to the solutions, simply close all other instances of the Photos app and then try exporting or saving the video. If it works then skip trying the methods below. However, if that doesn’t help, follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Try to Change the Filename
  • Choose another location to save your file
  • Save your file to the local disk
  • Create a new video

1. Try to Change the Filename

Choose a short file name and try to save or export your file. The title should be different from the one which you are already using. And see if that makes a difference.

2. Choose Another location to save your file

If changing the filename doesn’t solve the issue, then save the file to a different location and check if it solves the issue.

3. Save your file to your Computer local disk

Sometimes you may encounter this Photo app error while trying to save the file to One Drive, Google Drive, or any cloud storage service. In such a case, save the file to your computer disk drive and see if it helps. If it doesn’t fix your problem, move on to the next step.

4. Create a New video to fix Photos app error 0x80070020

If you’re still facing the Photos app error 0x80070020, then try to make the video from scratch and see if that helps.

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