Audacity Simply Stopped Playback Audio

I’ve been using Audacity as my only recording program for nearly two years. Today, I recorded my audio as usual but when I want to play it back - absolutely no sound. The sound bar moves, and I can play the sound on another computer - just not the one I use to do all of my recording. Any thoughts on how this happened, and more importantly, how to fix it? (Audacity 2.4.1 on Windows 10 Home)

Check your [u]Playback Device[/u] settings

Done that a million times. AGAIN… absolutely nothing has changed. I finished a project and turned off the computer. Literally turned it back on - no audio.

Will the computer play anything?


Do you use headphones? Unplug and replug the headphones or “exercise” the connection.

absolutely nothing has changed.

It got older.

Is it internet connected? Do you allow auto updates?

When a “magic” problem like this presents, we suddenly need to know everything about your condition/situation/environment. There is no, “It stopped working, what’s wrong with Audacity.”

What’s the show? What are you recording? Do these works play using a Windows media player?