error message tells me Audacity already running.Not so.

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CT SNED
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error message tells me Audacity already running.Not so.

Post by CT SNED » Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:11 pm

Tried to open Audacity,

Audacity tells me I have the program already running and warns me of lost data.

In an effort to correct the problem I trashed all Audacity files shut down and restarted.

Acquired new Audacity software but when I try to load it I get the same message....that I'm already running the program.

Any suggestions?

runnning Mac 10.7.5

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Re: error message tells me Audacity already running.Not so.

Post by kozikowski » Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:43 pm

There's a trick to this. Audacity leaves a system file that can become orphan and stuck.

Looking.

OS-X 10.7 is pretty old. Lion? If you have to upgrade any parts of your system, you may find nothing supports a system that old.

Koz

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Re: error message tells me Audacity already running.Not so.

Post by kozikowski » Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:46 pm

http://forum.audacityteam.org/viewtopic ... 90#p290890

Did your computer shut down as it asks in the posting?

Koz

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