No question to add here. It’s all in the title of my topic.
One problem I have is that whomever wrote the instructions for using Audacity, is not good at writing instructions. Sorry to say that.
I’m guessing that the virus I picked up that the free chat support people could never help me with, is behind all of this.
Windows 10 & 11 require that you give permission for a program (app) to use your microphone … FAQ:Recording - Troubleshooting - Audacity Manual
The are several things that can cause this. Paramount is that you have selected the correct audio input source. If you’re using a Windows O/S, then a problem has been that the system creates a file within a folder named “AppData\Roaming.” Within that folder, delete a folder labeled “Audacity.” Also, check your machine’s sound settings and especially make sure that the record volume setting for Audacity isn’t at zero.