Today, as I tried to resize the image file using Paint program in Windows 7, it smacked me with the following error.
Filename.jpg Paint cannot save this file. Save was interrupted, so your file has not been saved.
Having had no problems since I’m using this program to resize and for light editing every single day, caught my attention. What caused it, I was determined to find out. Had a hard luck after browsing few forums and tech support forums for help. But the problem was there to stay.
If we’re in the same boat, here’s a little help that might solve your similar Paint program issue as well.
How I solved “Paint cannot save this file”, read.
Paint Cannot Save This File Windows 7 Solution
- Before you proceed, please back up the image file. It’s good to have a back up, as the procedure may ruin the only image.
- Now that you’ve a copy image file with you. Try to edit or resize or whatever you ought to do with the image using the Paint program. Saved it. Good! Still, no luck. Move on to next step.
- Rename the image, now work it out in the Paint program, again. Solved? Nope! Move ahead. My file had a big name, but not big enough that it’d exceed the Windows capability to save it without prompting me to cut it short. Why this rant? That’s just to tell you that bigger name isn’t the issue here.
- Right-click the image, that isn’t behaving well with the Paint program. Move down to the ‘Image Properties’.
- There I found a strange notice, that isn’t there in the other images, as I checked few after resolving the issue. Just after the ‘Attribute’ (usually the last information, property about the image file), there’s this Security note that said “This file came from another computer and might be blocked to help protect this computer”.
- Deeply concerned about the security of my computer, I first scanned the image file online using https://www.virustotal.com/, before hitting the ‘Unblock’ button beside the security warning in the Image Properties.
- As the scan results turned out fine. With a hand on heart, I finally hit the ‘Unblock’ button.
- After that; it worked in the Paint program, without any issues. This time Paint program saved it.
- If it solved your issue, good! Else, you may try out other image editing tools out there. As, not all image files came up with this strange problem.
It’d be a great help if you could list down your issue in detail. Image file format, Antivirus you’re using, Windows 8 or 7, SP1. So that I can take a look at the problem you’re facing.