Sound Waves Disappear after 5 Seconds when Recording

After pressing record, the sound waves begin to display but after 5 seconds of recording, the previous waves disappear. This also happens when you press stop whilst recording, it deletes all the sound waves and when you play it, you hear nothing. This just started happening and I re installed to no avail. Can someone please help!

Edit > Preferences. Choose “Directories”. Set the temporary directory to somewhere you have permission to write to, such as your Desktop.

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