a question about record 78s with audicity

hi windows 64 bit on a dell computer…when I record 78s with audacity I name each tone than store the song files on my desktop…can storing them on my desktop interfere with audacitys performance?


That’s no problem. You can save your files anywhere that you have permission.

But, I do recommend that you export to WAV whether you make an AUP project or not.

aup project?meaning?


Audacity works in its own “project” format.
A saved Audacity project has a “project file” (with a file extension of “.aup”) and a folder that is named ending in “_data”. The “_data” folder contains audio data as lots of little “.au” files. The “.aup” file and its associated data folder are essential parts of an Audacity project. More info here: https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/audacity_projects.html

Unless you intend to work on the same project for more than a day, you may not need to save a “project” at all. You can create a normal audio file (that can be opened and played by other applications) by “Exporting”. See: https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/file_menu_export.html#exports

It is not considered good practice to store too much stuff on your desktop - and yes my understanding is that, yes overloading your desktop can affect your PC’s performance.


oh ok thanks