Program frozen and hung up cannot access or exit Nyquist msg

Hi there -

I am using MAC OSX 10.8.5. I have Audacity 2.0.5 and obtained the .dmg.

When I try to log on to audacity the program freezes and I cannot access any part of the program. A message pops p that states “critical Nyquist files could not be found. Nyquist effects will not work.” Even when restart gin computer I cannot get out of the program. I just want my files that I already edited or if nothing else to get this off my computer. Help!


Did you actually install Audacity, or are you running it from the .dmg? Did you double click the .dmg and then drag the audacity folder to /Applications? Did you read the little text file that came with it?

  • To install Audacity, copy the Audacity folder to /Applications or
    any other location of your choosing.

  • If you are a first-time user of Audacity, security settings on
    OS X 10.7 or later may block Audacity being launched. To permanently
    enable Audacity launch, right-click or control-click on the Audacity
    application in Finder, choose “Open”, then in the dialog box that
    appears, choose “Open”.


Yes, it was properly installed. I have used it several times and have files that I need to access. It is simply frozen in time and I cannot get it off my screen. Even as I type this the logo box with audacity symbol is permanently in the middle of my screen no matter what program I pull up. Even with re-start and shutting down computer. I am very frustrated!


Delete Audacity completely.
Then download the dmg file from here:
Then re-install Audacity by precisely following the instructions on that page.

How do I delete it. All my attempts fail because it is open and I am not allowed to delete or put in trash. Arrgh!!

Go (top of the screen) > Applications > Audacity folder (illustration).

The system will not allow you to drag that folder to the trash?

Apple (upper left) > Force Quit. Is Audacity in that list? Select it and force quit it. Then delete it from Applications.

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