Audacity is cutting my files into several 6 second snippets!

So I’m recording a few tracks at the moment and I must preface this by saying that I’m not very experienced with the software. I recorded a few tracks and saved them, and now when I try to revisit them, I see that they’re divided into several other files containing six seconds pieces of my music. How can I just listen to the full song I recorded? Thanks.

Those are the data blocks for the Audacity “project”. Leave them alone, don’t edit them, don’t move them, don’t rename them or anything else or you could destroy the project. To open the project, open the “.aup” file.

To create a normal audio file you need to “Export” from Audacity.

See here in the manual for a full explanation: Managing Audacity Projects - Audacity Manual