Audacity launching error

Why does Audacity 3.0.4 asks to be installed every time I wish to launch it after it’s supposedly been already installed :imp: ?

Probably because you are running the Audacity installer rather than just launching the installed app.

Ummmmmmm, I’ve repeatedly tried to launch it directly from the icon at my PC desktop but it still asks me to install it every time, Steve. Is this normal/part of the new version then :frowning: ?

No it’s not normal.

Normally you get a desktop icon and a start menu shortcut that links to Audacity.exe.

The latest installer is audacity-win-3.0.4-x64.exe

Thank you very much Doug. I suspected that.. Should I perhaps dump/reinstall it?