Audacity 2.1.1 on OSX 10.9.5

Hi, I’m trying to run Audacity 2.1.1 on OSX 10.9.5, but it doesn’t open

I read the Known Issue:

Known Issue: Security settings on OS X 10.7 or later may block Audacity being launched. Most users on OS X 10.9.5 and later will experience this, due to changes made by Apple.
To permanently enable Audacity launch, right-click or control-click on the Audacity application in Finder, choose “Open”, then in the dialog box that appears, choose “Open”.

But even after trying that, it didn’t work.

Any clues?


Just a checklist:

  • You did copy the Audacity app from the .dmg to the Applications folder, I hope?

  • Could you open Console (it’s in /Applications/Utilities/) and have a look if there is an Audacity crash report, or if the “All messages” list at the top reveals any errors around the time you tried to open Audacity?

  • Did you install ffmpeg and/or lame libraries?

Does your install look like attached?

From the top desktop bar, Go > Applications. Scroll down if needed. Before and after that will be your other apps.

Screen Shot 2015-07-18 at 19.45.52.png

I told my machine to show me extensions. Your machine probably won’t have the .app part of the labels.

thanks for your replies

I have a previous install of 2.0.3 with ffmpeg, lame and few other libraries.

I dragged the old Audacity (2.0.3) out of my applications and onto my Desktop, then dragged the new 2.1.1 folder into the applications folder, it looks like the attached.

The console log says this:

7/19/15 11:57:55.887 AM[254]: (net.sourceforge.audacity.202784[469]) Exited with code: 255
Audacity 2.1.1.png

Ok I used Appzapper to completely uninstall the previous version and now it seems to work

I think there was a problem with the ffmeg extention