Photoshop Elements: Adjust Date & Time will not write to file on some files?

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I am using Elements 14 Organizer, and for some reason when I change the Date & Time of a file it will not write to file and I get an error message:-

I can use another utility ImageEXIFEditor to change the date of creation, but this does not then show in Organizer.
I am trying to organise my photographs in chronological order.
I have checked that the relevant files are read/write enabled.
This only effects some files, not any specific type either!
I can open the file in Editor and there is plenty of room on disc.
Am I missing something?
TIA Geoff
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Geoff Culbertson

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Geoff Culbertson

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Further to the above, I have now noticed that Organizer creates a copy of the file and adds _EdTMP on the end of the file name and does change the date/time, but this file does not then appear in Organizer. 
It appears I have to delete the original file from the catalogue and then import the file that was created with _EdTMP.
I can then organise my files in chronological order. ;)
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Hi Geoff,

Could you please tell us what is camera you have used?
and where you have saved the images. 
Are you using any external drive?
and I am sure you have tried these steps:

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Geoff Culbertson

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The photos have been scanned in using an Epson GT-15000. All the photos are in a folder on my main hard drive. I have used the technique in the video but I mainly just click on the date below each thumbnail in Organizer to change the date.
I have also edited the file in Editor and saved it back to the same location and still not been able to change the date/time.

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Aren't your files write-protected?