Won't let me export audio at all

Hi I am on a Macbook Air with masOS Monterey 12.6. I am using Audacity 3.2.1

When I go to export audio, nothing happens. I also cannot save the project, still nothing happens.

This happens on and off for me and everytime I end up having to close audacity and lose all my work. If there is another way I would greatly appreciate it

Are you using External, USB, Network, or Cloud Drives? Stop doing that. Audacity doesn’t get along well with anything but the internal drive.

After you’re finished and close Audacity, you can shuffle files around however you want.

Audacity assumes that any drive it can see will work perfectly with any job it has. It has some jobs such as Overdubbing which demand the perfect timing of an internal drive.


How do I know if it is the internal drive?

How do I know if it is the internal drive?

I cheat and do everything through my desktop.

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See in this illustration that there’s an iCloud Drive listed even though I don’t have an iCloud Drive


This screen isn’t even showing up for me…I click on export audio as mp3, and nothing happens.

OK, taking this in order.

You finish your production and the screen should look something like this. The top part may be scrambled because I expand the bouncing sound meters to make them easier to see.

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Select File > Export.

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Export as MP3 and you should get the screen in the earlier post. Where do you lose it?