Windows 10, version 1909
Hi. This is my first post; I’ve just registered on the forum, even though I’ve been using Audacity for simple audio track editing for a few years.
I have a brand new laptop (HP Envy), and it’s been working wonderfully. This morning I was about to start editing an mp3 file in Audacity, but was called away from my computer so I quickly closed all open files and put the laptop in standby.
When I returned home later in the day, I tried to open the file again, but this time got a message ‘You don’t have permission to open this file. Contact the file owner or an administrator to obtain permission’. Initially I thought the problem was confined to that particular file, but I then discovered that Audacity will not open ANY mp3 file (I keep getting the same message). Neither can I import mp3 files (same message).
I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling Audacity, but there is no change. I’ve tried a system restore, but this was unsuccessful. I initially tried changing the security settings (ownership) of the file that was giving me problems, but that made no difference either.
This is obviously a Windows problem and not dependent on Audacity, but I cannot seem to solve it, and I would also like to know what has caused it.