All spelled out so its visible, the subject is: Right-clicking on an mp3 shows “Audacity” in the dropdown but it’s v3.1.3
Yesterday I clicked on “Install v3.2.1”, that did install, at least up to a point.
It works fine when I File>open an mp3 or drag its filename to the Audacity icon.
What it doesn’t do is start correctly when I right-click on an mp3 filename and choose Audacity in the dropdown.
That gives me the older v3.1.3.
Did I do something wrong?
Spinning my wheels, I attempted a “fix.” I renamed the folders “Audacity” and “Audacity 3.1” by adding “-old” to their names.
What that did was entirely remove Audacity from the right-click options dropdown!
In the meantime, you may be able to change the file association yourself: try right-clicking on any .MP3 file, Open With, Choose Another App, check the box “Always use this app to open .MP3 files”, and select Audacity. You many need to select “More apps”, possibly even “Look for another app on this PC”.
I’m glad to hear that it is all working properly for you now.
So the consensus here is that Audacity does not make file associations to MP3 files, and if you decide to do so, you are on your own. To reduce confusion, let me suggest uninstalling old versions of Audacity before installing new ones. Old versions of Audacity remain available at: https://www.fosshub.com/Audacity-old.html