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My Audacity folder is empty

Permanent link to this postPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:45 pm
Posted by Chloe03
Hi everyone, I hope this hasn't been addressed before, I looked quickly but couldn't find the answer to my question. I want to install a plug-in, but my Audacity folder is totally empty, I don't have that "plug-in" folder in which I should put my plug-in file. Can somebody help me? I tried to check "show hidden folders" on my computer but it didn't work.
Thank you.

Re: My Audacity folder is empty

Permanent link to this postPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:00 pm
Posted by steve
Windows 10?
Which version of Audacity?
How did you install Audacity?

Re: My Audacity folder is empty

Permanent link to this postPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:54 am
Posted by Chloe03
Hi. Thanks for your answer. I have Windows 10 and I have the 2.1.3 version. I downloaded it from the Audacity's website.

Re: My Audacity folder is empty

Permanent link to this postPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:59 pm
Posted by steve
steve wrote:How did you install Audacity?

Did you download and run the EXE installer from here: https://www.audacityteam.org/download/windows/

Have you tried running Audacity? Does it run?

Chloe03 wrote:my Audacity folder is totally empty

Which folder precisely are you referring to? What is the full path name?

Re: My Audacity folder is empty

Permanent link to this postPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:37 pm
Posted by Chloe03
Yes, that's what I did. It runs perfectly well, I did some recordings already.

I downloaded it in French, maybe that's the problem? The path in English should be something like this : My computer/Documents/Audacity

Re: My Audacity folder is empty

Permanent link to this postPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:00 am
Posted by steve
Chloe03 wrote:The path in English should be something like this : My computer/Documents/Audacity

That is a path suitable for saving your work, but it is not the correct location for installing plug-ins.

For installing Nyquist plug-ins, put them in:
/Users/<user name>/AppData\Roaming/audacity\Plug-Ins/
where "<user name>" is your computer log-in name.
Note that "/Users/<user name>/AppData" is a hidden folder.