I have installed Audacity 3.0.2 on my Mac (Big Sur 11.3) and I try to open a file on an SMB mounted device (Synology NAS) where I have read and write rights, but I get this error message:
12:04:00: Error: Could not parse file "/Volumes/clouddisk/SynologyDrive/macbookpro/Elektronik-2021/03-HalbleiterDiode_01/audiop1.aup3". Error: Failed to set safe mode on primary connection to /Volumes/clouddisk/SynologyDrive/macbookpro/Elektronik-2021/03-HalbleiterDiode_01/audiop1.aup3 12:19:45: sqlite3 message: (3850) disk I/O error in "PRAGMA main.synchronous = NORMAL;PRAGMA main.journal_mode = WAL;PRAGMA main.wal_autocheckpoint = 0;" 12:19:45: Failed to set mode on /Volumes/clouddisk/SynologyDrive/macbookpro/Elektronik-2021/03-HalbleiterDiode_01/audiop1.aup3 Error: disk I/O error SQL: PRAGMA main.busy_timeout = 5000;PRAGMA main.locking_mode = SHARED;PRAGMA main.synchronous = NORMAL;PRAGMA main.journal_mode = WAL;PRAGMA main.wal_autocheckpoint = 0; 12:19:45: DBConnection SetDBError ErrorCode: 10 LastError: Failed to set safe mode on primary connection to /Volumes/clouddisk/SynologyDrive/macbookpro/Elektronik-2021/03-HalbleiterDiode_01/audiop1.aup3 LibraryError: disk I/O error
I previously tried also to save a file on this network share and it does not work (although Audacity does not give an error message, it simply returns to the edit screen and does not change the name of the edit (e.g. the title of the window does not change to the new filename) ).
When I do all the operations locally and move the files back and forth to the network share, it works fine (i.e. no problems with read/write permissions, network connection is fine). I just noticed that in the privacy settings “Files and Folders” → “Audacity” is only allowed to access “removable volumes”, but I am able to browse the directories etc. I also gave Audacity full drive access at some point and I still get the same error.
I tried to google for “Audacity primary connection” and I only found another user (but on Windows) who has the same problem (https://forum.audacityteam.org/t/audacity-is-unusable/61312/1 ), so I am not sure, what to do now.
Any ideas or insights?