Error Code -9999

For for some reason Audacity isnt recording and coming up with Error -9999 Error opening recording device… have updated to V3 to see if thast helps but no joy… and ideas would be greatly apprecieted… thanks


“-9999” is a super-secret code for something went wrong and we have absolutely no idea what it was.

Here are some things to try:

  1. Do you have Windows permission to use your microphone? Turn on app permissions for your microphone in Windows 10

  2. Try Transport > Rescan audio devices

  3. Try switching between MME and WASAPI.

  4. Try rebooting

  5. For other suggestions, type “9999” into the search bar in the upper right-hand corner of this page.