HELP PLEASE!! (ACX-Check Download)

Operating System: Windows 7
Audacity Version: 2.3.2

Hey guys need some help with getting ACX-Check on Audacity.
So I went to the following link to download ACX-Check:

When I clicked the link (both left and right click…not at the same time though :smiley: ) the file went to my download bar at the bottom of my screen or I saved the link to my desktop. When I open the file I got a message saying that Windows could not open the file until it was matched to the correct program, so I matched it to Audacity and then it proceeds to take me through re-installing Audacity entirely. When that was done, I reopened it and went to find ACX-check but it was not under EFFECTS nor ANALYZE nor in my plug-in manager to enable. Please someone tell me what I may be doing wrong or forgetting. Thanks.

That’s pretty unusual. I’m not a Windows elf, so we’ll need to wait for them a bit, but Acx-check is a nyquist (.ny) file. Basically text and it will open in a text editor for you to see. This is what the top fraction looks like. Is this what you have?

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Sudden, unexplained odd behavior like that usually makes me inspect for viruses or malware. When was the last time you did the long test where you turned your virus software loose and just let it run all night?


Does Microsoft still offer the on-line virus checker for Windows? I know they offered it as a fluffy band-aid at first and it got insanely popular in zero time, so they advanced it. That’s when I gave up Windows.



The .NY file should not be on your desktop. It should be moved to your plug-ins folder where you should find other .NY files.

For example, on my computer I have C:\Program Files (x68)\Audacity\Plug-Ins. If you can’t find it search your hard drive for “Plug-Ins”.

You don’t have to “install” it. Just put it into the folder where Audacity can find it.

Then go to Effects → Add/Remove Plug-ins and Enable ACX Check.

More information [u]here[/u].

In Audacity 2.3.2, there’s an easy way to copy .NY files to the correct location. Use the “Nyquist Plug-in Installer” from the “Tools” menu.
See: Nyquist Plugin Installer - Audacity Manual

Thanks guys for your help!! I got it together now!

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I matched it to Audacity and then it proceeds to take me through re-installing Audacity entirely

That’s still not normal. Audacity doesn’t arbitrarily force you to reinstall itself. You still have a ghost back there.