error message tells me Audacity already running.Not so.

Tried to open Audacity,

Audacity tells me I have the program already running and warns me of lost data.

In an effort to correct the problem I trashed all Audacity files shut down and restarted.

Acquired new Audacity software but when I try to load it I get the same message…that I’m already running the program.

Any suggestions?

runnning Mac 10.7.5

There’s a trick to this. Audacity leaves a system file that can become orphan and stuck.


OS-X 10.7 is pretty old. Lion? If you have to upgrade any parts of your system, you may find nothing supports a system that old.


Did your computer shut down as it asks in the posting?