Auto Save Error.

I’m using windows 8.1 and haven’t had any issues before the upgrade. Unfortunately I can’t downgrade 8.1 its just built that way, I wish I was aware if that beforehand. So anyways the “Error writing auto-save” message is constantly showing up and as well sections of any stereo track I load in are missing on the right or left channel on any random part of the song. I’m not sure how to fix this or if there is a fix. I’ve checked my permissions, uninstalled, etc. Any help would be appreciated as this is actually kind of upsetting as I’ve been using audacity for years without any problems.

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You upgraded from what? Windows 8 to Windows 8.1?
Did you install Audacity before or after the upgrade?

Yeah sorry for not being clear 8 to 8.1 I installed and was using audacity before the upgrade.

I doubt Windows 8.1 is the problem.

Have you reinstalled Audacity and enabled the installer option to Reset Preferences? If not, please do that. See .

You have to reinstall Windows 8 to “downgrade” to it from 8.1. See How To Upgrade To Windows 8.1 & How To Downgrade Back To Windows 8 .


Umm still nothing after resetting. Re-checked permissions, I honestly have no idea how this happened o_o

Try File > Save Project As… and save somewhere you have permission to write to. That will delete the autosave file if one exists.

Open Computer and navigate to C:UsersAppDataRoamingAudacityAutoSave (go to the folder that has you actual name). That’s the folder Audacity is trying to write the autosave file to. Can you right-click > New > Text Document and create a file there? If so, then the autosave saving problem is an Audacity bug that is not understood. The best way to solve that is to reboot the computer.

If you cannot create a text file there, what exactly do you do when you check permissions? Are you logged in as admin, standard user or guest? The best way to fix problems writing to a folder is to “take ownership”. See .