Help using editing


I have just joined this forum because I have downloaded Audacity 2 to a new computer (running Windows 7 pro) and I cannot edit audio files that I have imported from a memory stick (which has files recorded from a vinyl record). I was able to do this with other versions but now when I import a track to edit, on the drop down Edit menu the cut and paste option is not available (it’s greyed out). I have tried both opening the file directly and also the import option.

Hope someone can point me in the right direction either to a help file or otherwise provide the solution.

Thank you


If Help > About Audacity… says “Audacity 2” then that version is not made by us and you should uninstall it. The latest Audacity 2.1.2 supplied by us is here: Audacity ® | Download for Windows.

Have you tried pressing the yellow Stop button? See Why can’t I use the effects or other menu items?.