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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:
- Locate the "_data" folder and ".aup" file associated with the project on the computer.
- Shift+Click the items to select both.
- Right-click the items and compress them into one zip file.
- Mac: Select "Compress."
- PC: Hover over "Send to.." and select "Compressed (zipped) folder."
To open the zipped project file:
- Transfer it from the storage (flash drive, external harddrive, or Google Drive) to the computer.
- 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.
- Audacity: Information
- Audacity: Downloading & Installing for Mac
- Audacity: Downloading & Installing for Windows
- Audacity: Setting Up and Saving Projects
- Audacity: Interface Overview & Tools
- Audacity: Recording Audio
- Audacity: The Timeline & Tracks
- Audacity: Importing Audio Files
- Audacity: Editing Audio
- Audacity: Volume Adjustments - Amplify
- Audacity: Volume Adjustments - Compressor
- Audacity: Volume Adjustments - Keyframing for Ducking and Fading
- Audacity: Splitting & Panning Tracks
- Audacity: Removing Background Noise
- Audacity: Sharing Projects
- Audacity: Exporting an Audio File (MP3, WAV, etc)