Error _____ is already open in another window

I recorded a streaming radio show, something I’ve been doing with little problem, but somehow I can’t open a particular file that I saved to export to Win Media Player. I get an error message saying, “_____ is already open in another window”. But what window? Where is it? I’ve tried all sorts of ways to find it, but it seems to be gone.

I have the - data file, but the .aup file seems to have become a 5 second high tone. Has the .aup file become compressed somehow? It looks compressed.

Is there a way to play the data file as a whole instead of the individual 6 second bits ?

I’m using Windows 8.1 with Audacity 2.0.5. I think I used the .exe installer.

Thanks for any help.

David B

It’s probably good to know how this works. You saved an Audacity Project, not a sound file. In it’s simplest form a Project starts with an AUP file which is the project manager. It’s a text file. You an open it up in TextEdit or Notepad and read it.

It’s not a sound file. The AUP file tells Audacity what to do with all that stuff in the _DATA folder — all those little snippets.

Starting to hang together now? The AUP file and the_DATA folder are required to have the same name and live in the same folder or directory. If you try to change the name or move things around, the Project or show will not open.

So what did you call the show and where did you save it?

No, as a rule, you can’t put the snippets together without the AUP file.


If you do want a sound file, you can Export one. Audacity will not Save a sound file.


You should probably try to restart the computer to resolve the multiple openings problem. Let us know if it worked. Koz

Audacity runs as multiple windows within the same instance of the application. To move between windows, you should only need to hold ALT on your computer keyboard then press TAB.