Portable Settings

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kozikowski
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Portable Settings

Post by kozikowski » Tue May 11, 2021 5:04 pm

See: Attached screen grab.

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That's from Applications on this High Sierra Mac.

I generally just create a new folder and install Audacity into it, full stop. I have a machine with 12 of those—all different versions. The only shortcoming I've ever found is when I need to find a specific plugin. That can be a career move.

This is the first time I've ever tried to include the Portable Settings folder. All the others either have the app and nothing else, or a full install with all the folders and files.

I did this one out of order. I installed 2.4.2 first, then 3.0.2 ... and then 2.2.2.

My 2.2.2 seems to have picked up all the settings and plugins on the system, and there's nothing in the Portable Settings folder. As a side issue, some of the plugins seem to fake out Add/Remove Plugins. They tell me they installed but they don't really.

What was supposed to happen? Do I really have to do this on a thumb drive like the instructions say?

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Re: Portable Settings

Post by steve » Tue May 11, 2021 6:12 pm

"Portable Settings" should be inside "Audacity.app/Contents/"
In other words:
Audacity.app/Contents/Portable Settings/Plug-ins
https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/pre ... l#portable
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