Recording problems

Using Audacity 3.0.2 on Windows 10, downloaded within the past 2 weeks, I have been unable to record. The microphone is properly plugged in and works when I use Zoom. When I try to use Audacity, the cursor does not appear when I click on the red record button. I am now able to listen to previously recorded pieces over Audacity at least some of the time. Any advice?

Make sure you’ve selected the microphone as your [u]Recording Device[/u].

Also check your [u]Privacy Settings[/u] to make sure Audacity is allowed to use the microphone.