Exportm ultiple not saving tracks

Latest version Audacity with Windows 8.
Being driven crazy.
Record whole LP. Split into tracks using< Ctr>lB, say numbered 1 to 11.
Ask to export multiple. Sometimes works fine and finds and lists and exports all tracks. More often than not says there a two or three files only. Doggedly refuses to find the other tracks.

Please can any one tell me what I am doing wrong? Thanks

Are they really numbered 1 to 11? You can run into trouble with some non-alphanumeric characters as described here: http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/splitting_a_recording_into_separate_tracks.html

And you used leading zeros, right? 01, 02, 03.
Stay away from dates. Today is 20130121, not 1/20/13.


Sorry but what on earth is non-alphanumeric about 1 2 3 4 5 …11 ? This is tracks as in songs on an LP by the way, not tracks as in treble, bass tracks

Thank you but inserting zero’s before the label number has made no difference.

Check that no tracks are muted.
Also, see here for other possibilities and hints: http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/splitting_a_recording_into_separate_tracks.html

Followed:" Splitting a recording into separate tracks" to the letter. doesn’t work.

Please note that we frequently have to “make up” parts of your question to form a condition complete enough to comment on – usually based on history or SWAG (scientific wild-ass guess). Sometimes that leads us straight into dense woods and we have to dig ourselves back out, so it if seems we’re solving a problem different from yours, that’s why.

Start with a fresh Audacity and Generate > Noise of any type (white, brown, doesn’t matter) and 40 minutes long. Mark up the noise as if you were going to export multiple songs, each, say, three minutes long.

Do you get all your individual music files after File > Export Multiple?


Dear Koz, Yes.

I have no idea where to go with that. You’ve been through all The Usual Suspects for why an Export Multiple would fail.

I wonder if any of the development team even has Win8.


If you are stuck with this particular project, just drag-select the first part you want, File > Export Selection and repeat for the other parts.


The labels are sticky/magnetic and this is easier than you think. Koz

Sorry, I realize it’s free, but is that a “hard luck”" go and find something that works " then ?

I don’t see any way around it. You’re into heavy fairyland with this one. I’ve never seen Audacity do that to anybody else.

The next step is a serious analysis of your operating system and machine and ripping apart your sound files to see if there is a problem in those. You could have permissions/administrator issues or somebody punking you from the neighbor down the block through a virus or remote access software.

The only thing that might save you is if 300 people all showed up with exactly the same problem on different machines. That would be a very serious bug and the metaphoric ambulances would go out. You have a single unstable or broken install which could be anything.

Have you ever run a memory tester all night? Microsoft makes a nice one.

[ + time]

Well, that’s that. Windiag is no longer available from Microsoft. Apparently, Win7 has its own memory diagnostic and the stand-alone was discontinued.

find something that works

You may not find something that works. Once you have an unstable system you don’t know what else is going to fail.


It worked when you generated noise.

Are you sure you are using a recent version of Audacity that you got from http://audacityteam.org/download/windows ?

You want to have either 2.0.2 or 2.0.3. You can check in Help > About Audacity which version you have at the moment.

Do you still have this project that you cannot export multiple out of? Can you attach an image of it? ALT + PrtScr, open Paint, Edit > Paste, Save as PNG, then attach the image like this https://forum.audacityteam.org/t/how-to-attach-files-to-forum-posts/24026/1 .

Also if you can make this problem happen with a short project then it could give you a chance to upload it somewhere then we can try it for ourselves.