Bandicam error message: Failed to create file

When Bandicam can't save the recording file, you may see the 'Failed to create file' error message.

Error message - Failed to create file

Please try the solutions below to solve the 'Failed to create file' error message.

1. Try 'Screen Recording' mode of Bandicam.

Try 'Screen Recording' mode of Bandicam as shown below:

Bandicam, rectangle screen recording

2. Change the output folder of Bandicam.

If you can't access the output folder, click the [...] button under the General tab, and change the output folder to the "Desktop" folder or another folder such as "C:\Bandicam". (if you set the output folder to a USB storage device or a network drive, in certain folders for which you don't have writing authority, the error message may appear.)

Bandicam Screen Recorder, Change the output folder

3. Start the recording target as an administrator.

If you have to use 'Game Recording' mode, start the recording target as an administrator, and then try it again.
(Right-click the recording target, and then click "Run as administrator")

run as administrator in Internet Explorer

4. Start Bandicam as an administrator, uncheck "compatibility mode".

Please uncheck "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" and check "Run this program as an administrator" as shown below, and then try it again.

run as administrator

5. Reinstall Bandicam

If you still have the same problem, uninstall Bandicam and download the latest version of Bandicam from, and then try it again.

Related FAQs

Post a comment