Saving Files to Specific Locations

Audacity is auto saving folders with with the tag “_data” onto my desktop and I can’t figure out how to have these file folders be saved to a specific folder to keep my desktop from getting cluttered. If I simply move these folders then Audacity can’t find the Data and I can’t open the file for editing.

I’ve tried going into preferences but haven’t found anything.

I can’t have all these files being saved to my Desktop. Help!

Please see this section in the manual.

If Audacity is saving the _data folders on your Desktop, that means you are choosing to save your .aup files on the Desktop. The .aup file and the similarly-named _data folder must be together in the same directory (folder)>

Choose to save your projects somewhere else.

– Bill