When exporting, Shotcut can overwrite a file used in the project

What is your operating system? Windows 10

What is your Shotcut version? 21.10.31

Can you repeat the problem? If so, what are the steps?


  1. Create a project that includes a video file.
  2. When exporting, point to the file used in the project.
  3. Shotcut will try to overwrite that file, rendering it useless



If you don’t have a copy of that file to repair the damage, the project is ruined.

That’s a dumb thing to do, I agree, but mistakes appends. When exporting, Shotcut should not be allowed to overwrite a file that is used in the project.

This was fixed some time ago with an error message: