Fix for Audacity 2.1.1 not launching

On a few machines, Audacity 2.1.1 may fail to launch without any warning message or crash report appearing. Audacity will not be running in Activity Monitor.

If this problem occurs:

  1. Open Finder, use Go > Go to Folder and type:
~/Library/Application Support/audacity/
  1. In that “audacity” folder, open the “audacity.cfg” file in TextEdit.
  2. If you see a line under “Directories” that looks like
TempDir=/tmp/audacity1.2-<your user name>

delete that line and try launching Audacity again.
4. Or you may try deleting audacity.cfg (note that this resets all your preferences).