exported the file as opposed to saving it as you have to and it disappears into thin air.
Did you explicitly tell Audacity to save the file somewhere, or use the default location? I thought this got fixed, but an earlier Audacity version used to insist on saving work in the Application or other sensitive locations unless you stopped it. What happens if you tell Audacity to Export to the desktop?
It’s also possible, since this is an unusual place to save work, that your anti-virus program is eating it. Disconnect your network, suspend your virus program and see if it still happens.
If you went through other forum threads you know not to put punctuation marks in your filenames. I think underline is safe.
Yes, ACX AudioBook has that problem. It is highly recommended that you edit, prepare and save archive in high quality WAV and only produce the deliverable as a lesser quality MP3 copy as required.
“Lesser Quality MP3” is one word.
It’s extraordinarily difficult to re-edit an MP3 without sound damage. Effectively, once you have an MP3, that’s the end of the production path.
My workaround was to save it to desktop. It does not save in images or sound files if it does it is invisible.
So it wasn’t a successful work-around.
Open Audacity cold. File > Open Recent. Does your saved show appear?
I would have joined the Massively Untidy Desktop Milieu but for one trick. I have a folder on the desktop called “Stuff.” Periodically, I make a new folder called, for example, Desktop20151010, and dump my whole desktop into it. Everything but the two or three items I use every day. Then I move the Desktop folder into Stuff. Poof. Clean desktop and I didn’t throw anything away permanently. All the works are available either through File > Find or Spotlight, and current works accumulate on the desktop again…until I can’t find anything. Repeat.
Attached a partial screen grab of my Stuff folder.