help unavailable [SOLVED]

Hi, I’m new to audacity I have downloaded and installed following the instructions. I have version 2.1.1 running on Mac OS Sierra 10.12.3. Whilst audacity loads and opens correctly I am unable to access the Help files. However a Help directory is in place as are its contents as far as I can see. When I try to open the manual I get “you do not appear to have the help folder installed”. Any suggestions?

Assuming the installation isn’t corrupted then probably Gatekeeper is blocking access. Please see for solutions.

Alternatively if you were using the current Audacity 2.1.2 ( ) then you could read the Manual online at However if Gatekeeper is the cause it is probably at a minimum also blocking Audacity’s shipped plugins, so following the solutions at is probably best.


Many thanks, Help now available, not sure about the plugins no doubt time will tell.