Popping and crashing with too many open files

I’m using Windows 10 and Audacity 2.2.2.

I’ve started experiencing popping noises with each edit. I am a voiceover artist and this is completely unacceptable. Why is this happening and what do I do to fix it?

Also…when I’ve had a particularly long day recording, and have many files open, I have experienced it locking up with “no response.” I have to crash and then try to recover the files. Is there a maximum number of open files that you can have open? And what should I do when it freezes?

Many thanks!
Nancy H

It could be as described in the FAQ: “Why do I hear clicks when I remove or paste audio, or at the start or end of the track?

You could be running short of RAM or disk space.

Hope that automatic recovery works.
The real issue is; how to avoid the freezes. From your description, the best solution is probably to take a bit more care with your computer resources by diligently closing files and applications when you are done with them.