Moving around

Using 2.05 Audacity. Have Audacity projects on Vista Laptop - and wish to move them to my Audacity on main PC -Windows XP for editing and saving as MP3 file,using memory stick. Can this be done? I tried it with.aup and data files but exported files did not seem to be there or recognised. Help would be appreciated. Brian

There is no 2.05 version of Audacity but I assume you mean 2.0.5.

There is no data file. There is an AUP file and a _data folder. The _data folder must be in the same folder as the AUP file. You must not rename the _data folder or rearrange its contents.

Before copying the project to the memory stick, open the project, use File > Check Dependencies… , copy in any dependent files then close the project.

Please be careful with Windows XP. Microsoft are no longer officially supporting it, so it will be unpatched against any new security vulnerabilities that appear.

Make sure you have XP Service Pack 3. You can still download Service Pack 3 from Microsoft if necessary: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322389/en-gb .

Ensure you have a good third-party anti-virus application. Be aware though that this will not give you complete protection against a previously unknown attack.

For some extra protection you can install http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/jj653751 .

If it is not practicable for you to update to the much more secure Windows 7 or Windows 8, you can consider installing a Linux operating system instead. Most versions are free and all are very secure.


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