My name is Uriel and I’ve been having this issue where my audacity no longer lets me do hard limiters on my tracks. It keeps popping up with failed, go to help then click on show logs to see where it has gone wrong. When I click on it, it just shows my program files and I don’t know how to solve the issue.
I’m guessing that you updated Audacity from an earlier version to Audacity 2.1.2 and you can still see “Hard Limiter” listed as an effect.
If this is the case, you can reset the plug-ins by deleting the files pluginregistry.cfg and pluginsettings.cfg.
These files are located in: *Users<your user name>\AppData\Roaming\Audacity*
This will reset all effects back to the “factory default” state.
To add optional plug-ins, use the “Plug-in Manager”: http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/manage_effects_generators_and_analyzers.html