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Audacity: Setting Up and Saving Projects

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



A project saved in Audacity is split into two parts: an .aup file and a data folder. Both pieces are required for the project to be opened correctly. If working in a group or from multiple computers, both the .aup file and data folder need to be saved and transported in order for the project to be accessible.

To properly setup an Audacity project:
  1. Create a new folder on the computer to house all files (Audacity project files, music, recordings, etc). Save every asset of the project here. 
  2. Start Audacity and navigate to File > Save Project. 
  3. Locate the newly created folder and click Save. The .aup file and data folder will be created and stored here.
Audacity project files:


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Keywords:Audacity, workshop, software, production, guide, editing, audio, saving, project   Doc ID:86094
Owner:Misty B.Group:Pacific Lutheran University
Created:2018-09-27 12:17 PDTUpdated:2020-07-08 14:40 PDT
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