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How To Trim Video Files In Windows 10 Using Photos App

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Do you have a video file on your PC that you would like to trim before sharing with friends and family? Want to quickly trim a video file in Windows 10 without using third-party tools? In this guide, we will see how to trim video files in Windows 10 without installing additional software.

A good number of free utilities available to trim video files. But if you are on a recent build of Windows 10, you will be happy to know that you can trim video files using one of the built-in apps.

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The Photos app in Windows 10 is not just the default picture viewer in Windows 10 but offers plenty of tools to edit photos and videos. We have already discussed adding slow-motion effect to video files using the Photos app. This time around, we will discuss how to use the Photos app to trim videos on your Windows 10 PC.

Since Photos app is a basic editing tool, you cannot use it to trim multiple portions of a video file at once. For instance, in a five-minute video file, you cannot trim the video from two to three minutes and then four to five minutes.

Trim video files using Photos app in Windows 10

Step 1: The first step is to open the video file that you want to trim down with the Photos app. To do that, simply right-click on the video file, click Open with, and then click Photos app to open the video with Photos app. If you cannot see the Photos option, click Choose another app option and then select Photos app.

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If the Photos app fails to open, refer to the directions in our Photos app not opening in Windows 10 guide.

Step 2: Now that you have opened the video file with the Photos app, click Edit & Create, and then click Trim option.

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If you cannot see the Edit & Create option, please click anywhere on the video file to see all options.

Step 3: Move the sliders to select the area that you want to keep. You can preview the video file after selecting the portion that you want to keep, before saving it.

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Step 4: Finally, click Save a copy option to create a new video file by omitting the trimmed portion of the video. The new video file can be found at the location of the original video.

You can now play the video file in any video player.

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