Cant open audacity Multible running cant find lockfile

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Camo the wolf
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Cant open audacity Multible running cant find lockfile

Post by Camo the wolf » Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:25 pm

So i cant open audacity because it has multiple copies running when it doesn't and i've heard this is a lockfile issue but i cant seem to find it and none of the forum posts help :x

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Re: Cant open audacity Multible running cant find lockfile

Post by billw58 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:53 pm

Have you restarted your computer?

The lock file is in ~/Library/Application Support/audacity/SessionData.

To get to the audacity folder:

Select and copy this next line to your clipboard (Command + C):
~/Library/Application Support/audacity/
Switch to the Finder
Click on the "Go" menu, and choose "Go to Folder"
Right click and "Paste" (or Command + V)

Look in the SessionData folder and trash any file you find there.

-- Bill

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