Won't read or write to external harddrive (D:)

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Won't read or write to external harddrive (D:)

Post by dicenloot21 » Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:08 pm

Background: I record a podcast using Audacity and our sessions run about 1.5-2 hours long. I then save the file for later editing. I use a Seagate External Hard-drive (D:)

I recently downloaded the Audacity 3.0.0 and since then it will not save data in the files or will not read them correctly. I can open a previous AUP file from the external hd, and I can save that same file under an alternative name, such as name_edit1, however, when I close the program and go to open that new file, it tells me that it cannot read the file in D:.

Also, when I edit the original file, and attempt to save it or back it up, it tells me that D: is not write-able or is full. It is not full. It is a brand new 2TB hd. So i have been stubbornly doing all of my edits, and then exporting it as an MP3 in order to save the audio file.

What am I doing wrong. Is the hard -drive not formatted correctly? Is there a bug in 3.0.0? Help please.

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Re: Won't read or write to external harddrive (D:)

Post by DVDdoug » Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:08 pm

If the drive is formatted as FAT32 you can't save Audacity 3.0.0 projects.

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Re: Won't read or write to external harddrive (D:)

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Re: Won't read or write to external harddrive (D:)

Post by dicenloot21 » Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:41 am

The drive says exFAT?

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Re: Won't read or write to external harddrive (D:)

Post by steve » Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:40 am

exFAT should be OK.
How is the drive connected to the computer?
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Re: Won't read or write to external harddrive (D:)

Post by dicenloot21 » Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:47 pm

the hard drive is connected via a usb cable.

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Re: Won't read or write to external harddrive (D:)

Post by steve » Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:21 pm

dicenloot21 wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:41 am
The drive says exFAT?
Where does it say that?

Have you checked in "Disk Management"? (see: https://kb.netgear.com/29640/How-to-ide ... ive-format)
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Re: Won't read or write to external harddrive (D:)

Post by dicenloot21 » Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:51 pm

when I follow your directions, after opening disk management, it is listed next to the drive that the file system is exFAT. when you right click the drive and go to properties/volumes, it says that the partition style is MBR. Does that help in any way?

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Re: Won't read or write to external harddrive (D:)

Post by steve » Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:22 pm

Are you able to create a new file on disk D:\
(for example, create a new .txt file)
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Re: Won't read or write to external harddrive (D:)

Post by jademan » Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:14 pm

dicenloot21 wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:08 pm
Background: I record a podcast using Audacity and our sessions run about 1.5-2 hours long. I then save the file for later editing. I use a Seagate External Hard-drive (D:)

I recently downloaded the Audacity 3.0.0 and since then it will not save data in the files or will not read them correctly. I can open a previous AUP file from the external hd, and I can save that same file under an alternative name, such as name_edit1, however, when I close the program and go to open that new file, it tells me that it cannot read the file in D:.

Also, when I edit the original file, and attempt to save it or back it up, it tells me that D: is not write-able or is full. It is not full. It is a brand new 2TB hd. So i have been stubbornly doing all of my edits, and then exporting it as an MP3 in order to save the audio file.
A couple of things:
1) Will Audacity 3.0.0 work with data on your C: drive?
2) Where did you get your Audacity from?
3) I just saw another post (by steve) that suggested the following:
There's an article here about setting the privileges for an app. https://www.howtogeek.com/368598/how-to ... indows-10/
Audacity must have (at least) permission to access the microphone, and permission to access Documents.

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