Cant launch audacity

I installed the latest version, everything was fine until i try to launch it. It says some file is missing and try to reinstall. I did several times with the same result. Help? Im using windows 7

What is the error message?

If it is “api-ms-win-crt-runtime-1-1-0.dll was not found”, then you need to update Windows “Visual C++ redistributable”.
You can get the updatet from Microsoft here:
Download the "Visual C++ Redistributable"installer and run it. You may need to reboot the computer after installing.

I installed audacity 2.3.2 on windows 8.1 and received the same message, I did as you said but still receiving the message even when installed Visual C++ 2015 from this link and 2019 from microsoft too

Try the vc_redist.x86.exe version from here:

it works ok now but on ogg and m4a files it ask me for FFMpeg to install, do I have to install it or not? thank you

Yes (certainly for M4A, - this page in the Manual will help you:


Ok, thank you