Cannot save or export!


I apologize in advance for my lack of computer literacy.

I have a brand new MacBook running on version 10.8.5 and just downloaded Audacity 2.0.5 from the .dmg installer.

I downloaded the LAME encoder as well and it said that it had installed correctly. Still, I am not able to save or export any files. When I try to save a simple voice recording, I get this message:

“Couldn’t write to file “”: Error opening file”

When I try to Save As:

“Could not save project. Perhaps /Volumes/ Audacity 2.0.5/ Audacity/ Jason is not writeable or the disk is full”

When I try to export as MP3:

“Unable to open target file for writing.”

I know I did SOMETHING wrong, just not sure what. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

Don’t run Audacity from the DMG. There is a big sticky message about it on the Mac Forum: .