I’m running Win 10 Home and have Audacity 3.1.3. After a fresh boot of the computer when I start Audacity, it dumps with the following dialog box:
I do send the error to Audacity and then when I start Audacity again, I get the following dialog box:
After discarding the recoverable project, audacity runs fine even if I exit and restart Audacity.
It only seems to be a problem after a fresh boot of the computer and it seems to have started recently - maybe after a recent Windows Update (not sure though).
It’s not a huge issue as it is fairly easy to work around, but I was wondering if anyone else is having a similar issue?
How are you starting Audacity?
I installed 3.1.3 using the Windows installer and then added a shortcut on the Task Bar to Audacity.Exe which is located in C:\Program Files\Audacity. I also tried it directly from the executable file by double clicking it in the Audacity folder. I get the same response in both cases - fails if I just did a fresh boot but works every time after that first failure.
It had been working fine since my first install when it was first released but started doing this a couple weeks ago. I can try re-installing later today to see if that helps.
When you do that, uninstall all versions of Audacity first,
Then look in both “/Program Files/” and “Program Files (x86)” and delete any “audacity” folders (Note that if you have installed any custom plug-ins into either of those directories, you may want to back them up or move them before deleting the “audacity” folders)
Then delete the hidden folder:
(This will give you a clean installation of Audacity.)
Note that the official Audacity release should be downloaded from here: https://www.audacityteam.org/download/