Opening Files From the Same Directory?

I recently installed El Capitan, and since doing so, I’ve encountered an annoyance. Every time I open a new file in Audacity, the file selection window begins at the topmost directory on my machine, rather than the last folder from which I opened a file. This isn’t a showstopper issue, of course, but it is adding a lot of unnecessary time to my workflow. Is there some way that I can force Audacity to initially show me the same folder from which I opened the last file?

I’m running Audacity 2.0.3 on OS 10.11.3.

The current version of Audacity is 2.1.2: To avoid Audacity crashes on portable Mac’s you are strongly recommended to upgrade to 2.1.2.

Audacity stores the last folder you opened or imported a file from at “DefaultOpenPath” in the audacity.cfg settings file. If that is not working, quit Audacity, open Finder, Go > Go to Folder, type:

~/Library/Application Support/audacity/

then delete the “audacity.cfg” settings file.


Unfortunately, deleting the .cfg file didn’t work. I’m currently downloading 2.1.2, but for some reason it’s taking an agonizingly long time to do so - 41 hours to download 14 megs?

Try cancelling the download, clear the browser cache, restart the browser and try again. On broadband the download usually completes in a matter of seconds rather than hours.

That worked like magic. Thanks so much for all the help!