Can't save as .aup file and exporting into MP3 doesn't work

I used audacity for speech recording and export it into a MP3 file using L.A.M.E. Audacity is installed in a PC that is like 5 years old. I had a problem with the 1.0.x version (not so sure which version was it). So I uninstalled that and installed 2.0.4 for Windows. It did the recording but was not able to save it as an audacity (.aup) file nor was I able to export into MP3 format. Heard that 2.0.4 had problems so I uninstalled that version and installed the 2.0.3 version. With this version it records and and was able to export it to a MP3 file but when I opened the file it was empty (nothing came out). Furthermore I was also not able to save project also (.aup file) - it said ‘there is not enough space in the hard disk’ but I do have have alot of space available in my PC. So now i’m stuck because I can’t save my recordings at all. Please advise.

Where are you trying to save the file? Is there enough space in that location?

I can’t save it anywhere. I have tried to save it on the desktop, mydocument, anywhere in my C drive (hard disk), a memory stick and even a external disk. No success!

Try this:

  1. Open Audacity (if it’s already open, close it and then re-open it.
  2. From the Generate menu, generate a tone with the default settings.
  3. “File menu > Export”.
  4. Select WAV as the file type.
  5. Enter testfile as the file name.
  6. Select “Documents” as the destination folder.
  7. Click the “Save” button.

Did that work?

Don’t add any of the following into the file name on Windows:

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