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Audacity: Sharing Projects

Audacity, Version: 2.3.2. Be aware that different versions of Audacity will vary in appearance and functionality. Full Guide: View/Download



If working in a group or from multiple computers, all files associated with an Audacity project need to be saved and transported together. Audacity saves into two separate components: an .aup file, and a data folder. When saving work to an external drive or cloud storage such as Google Drive, transfer the .aup file, data folder, and all audio files used in the project to ensure the project will be accessible.

Audacity project files:

To share an Audacity project, such as with group members/collaborators:
  1. Locate the "_data" folder and ".aup" file associated with the project on the computer.
  2. Shift+Click the items to select both.
  3. Right-click the items and compress them into one zip file.
    • Mac: Select "Compress."
    • PC: Hover over "Send to.." and select "Compressed (zipped) folder."
  4. Transfer the zip file to a flash drive, external harddrive, or cloud storage such as Google Drive.
To open the zipped project file:
  1. Transfer it from the storage (flash drive, external harddrive, or Google Drive) to the computer.
  2. Right-click the file and decompress/extract the project items.
    • Mac: Hover over "Open with" and select "Archive Utility."
    • PC: Select "Extract all", choose a save location, and click through the process.
  3. When decompressed/extracted, double-click the .aup file to open the project in Audacity.

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Keywords:Audacity, workshop, software, production, guide, editing, audio, transfer, transport, project, sharing   Doc ID:86093
Owner:Misty B.Group:Pacific Lutheran University
Created:2018-09-27 11:16 PSTUpdated:2020-07-08 13:39 PST
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