Win 8.1: Crashing on OGG export Pt 2

Hi, it’s me again, with a repeat of an old issue.

I’ve tried many times to reset preferences and do a clean reinstallation, but it only seems to fix my issue temporarily. I’m beginning to become a little bit irritated (no offence) :frowning:

It’s once again crashing at the “Export As” dialog box as I’m typing in the filename. The type I’m exporting as is OGG Vorbis (default compression and bit rate, FYI) I looked at various things: audacity.cfg, and I even looked for an error log / dump somewhere. Nothing. I repeated the error to try and catch some kind of message. But it just quits cold turkey. So I have no way of knowing why this annoying problem keeps coming. It’s just that Audacity is a must: it’s the only audio editor I know that supports detailed OGG editing, down to loopstart / looplength tags. I tried other editors today out of sheer frustration, but none of them match Audacity’s feature set.


As I said, it never used to do this to me until recenly. I just wish there were something I could do or something else I could send to get this crushed once and for all. :slight_smile:


I’ve looked at your previous posts about this (, and unfortunately there’s no obvious clues as to what the problem might be. Needless to say, I don’t get the problem on my machine.

How often does this happen?
Does it only happen with Ogg files? (have you tried exporting in a different format?)

To be honest, I haven’t tried other formats. I will in a jiffy. All I know is that OGG has this problem.

And it happens pretty often, like 8 times out of 10. At the same exact time and place (typing the filename in the dialog box). It’s very annoying. I would be more than happy to give you more clues and answers but they’re just not there. :frowning:

Because you thought it was “solved” at the time you didn’t actually answer my questions in the end. Do you see that any particular characters trigger the crash? Where exactly are you exporting to? Is it the same location every time?

Does typing slowly avoid the crash?

Do files already exist in the location you are saving to that have similar names? One user found that the export dialogue would crash if similarly-named files already existed, but not otherwise. But I cannot reproduce that. Is your aim to overwrite existing files when you are actually able to export?

Are there files listed at File > Recent Files? If so, does clicking File > Recent Files > Clear before each export stop the crashing?


Sorry, Gale.

No particular character causes it. I am taking a song, splicing it into into intro and loop, and saving each as OGG.

And it doesn’t seem to matter how fast or slow I type.

And I don’t know if it makes a difference, but I have a filename convention that starts with “snd_bgm” for each song. And I don’t want to overwrite anything.

So just as an experiment, what happens if you don’t type “snd_bgm” for each song, so presumably each file name is unique? If that helped, you can easily batch rename the files after export with an appropriate tool.

Can you say where you are exporting to, exactly? To your own Desktop? Are you running as administrator?

Did you try my suggestion about clearing Recent Files? Or is it already empty?


I’ll try to clear Recent Files.

I save to my Downloads folder, it’s my main hub folder, rather than My Documents. And yes, I’m Administrator. :slight_smile: I will try just keeping the default names and renaming them in Windows Explorer itself,

Thanks for experimenting. Let us know what you find out.


It seems to be working for now, but I will experiment further.