Audacity Plugin Download Issue

Help for Audacity 2.x.x on Mac OS X.
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and the exact three-section version number of Audacity from "Audacity menu > About Audacity".


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kozikowski
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Re: Audacity Plugin Download Issue

Post by kozikowski » Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:10 pm

You can force Macs to hide filename extensions and that can cause many of the same problems it does on Windows.

Are you set to show the whole name? (attached).

From the desktop > Finder > Preferences > Advanced.
Screen Shot 2018-04-06 at 14.04.54.png
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Re: Audacity Plugin Download Issue

Post by evlys » Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:45 pm

kozikowski wrote:You can force Macs to hide filename extensions and that can cause many of the same problems it does on Windows.

Are you set to show the whole name? (attached).

From the desktop > Finder > Preferences > Advanced.
Screen Shot 2018-04-06 at 14.04.54.png
Koz


UPDATE: I am now able to download the file and change the extension to .ny and activate for use as a plug-in in Audacity. Thanks for the input. Very helpful.

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Re: Audacity Plugin Download Issue

Post by hydekids2 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:19 am

I am also having these exact issues and I do not know how to fix this. I'm using mac OS Sierra 10.12.6 and Audacity 2.2.2. ACX Check plug in turns to txt file. Even after changing it back to .ny. All help appreciated.

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Re: Audacity Plugin Download Issue

Post by steve » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:16 am

Ensure that your Mac is showing you the file name extension. It can get very confusing if the computer is hiding it.
See here for how to make a Mac show the file name extension: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH25381?locale=en_US
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