Exporting Problem

I am using Audacity 2.1.0 with Windows 10. I have been recording LP’s in their entirety and then manually labeling each song using Control B. I then use “Export Multiple” to export the songs in WAV format to a folder called “Vinyl Recordings”. I have recorded several LPs this way without a problem. Now I have an album recorded and labeled and it plays without a problem in Audacity, but when I try to export, the “split files based on” box is grayed out and can not be selected. If I go ahead and export anyway the program pretends to export 4 files which it labels “audio file” even though there are eight labels for this LP. When I look at the exported files they have 0 bytes. The program is apparently not seeing the labels, but I can’t determine why. What’s going on? Any help appreciated. Thanks,

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Audacity 2.1.0 is now rather old. I suggest you use 2.1.2 from http://audacityteam.org/download/windows.

“Split files based on” is not a choice. The choice is labels or tracks.

I suggest you save your work as an Audacity project, install 2.1.2 and try again. If the problem persists, do CTRL + F to Fit in Window and CTRL + SHIFT + F to Fit Vertically, then post a screenshot of your project. You can do that with Windows Snipping Tool. Please see here for how to attach files: https://forum.audacityteam.org/t/how-to-attach-files-to-forum-posts/24026/1


I should have stated that the program automatically selects “tracks” and will not allow labels as a choice. It acts as though there are no labels. I just downloaded and installed the program a few days ago and it had been working flawlessly. I feel certain that it is something that I have inadvertently done that has led to the problem. I am attaching a screenshot of the project with “export multiple” choice displayed. Thanks again for any suggestions.
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I cannot reproduce that even in Audacity 2.1.0, based on that image. It looks like you are not showing the complete project (View > Fit in Window). You may have a hacked Audacity version or broken settings. What look to be redundant empty tracks above the blue waves might possibly not be helping.

I suggest again you install Audacity 2.1.2 supplied by us from http://audacityteam.org/download/windows then the problem will probably go away. When installing 2.1.2, in the “Select Additional Tasks” screen half way through, put a check in the “Reset Preferences” box. Complete the installation. On launching Audacity, a dialogue will appear where you can confirm if you want to reset preferences. Say yes.