Portable Audacity

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Starting with Audacity 1.3.1, there is a way for you to keep your preferences/settings with the program, rather than in a global place for user settings. It works as follows:

On startup, Audacity checks if there is a "Portable Settings" folder relative to the folder of the executable. If it is, it stores its settings there rather than in the user's home folder. Thus, a user can create a portable Audacity like follows:

  1. Unzip Audacity ZIP file to USB stick
  2. Create folder "Portable Settings" on USB stick

When no "Portable Settings" folder is present, Audacity now stores everything inside the Audacity Data folder:

  • Windows: something like "C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\.audacity"
  • Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/audacity
  • Unix: "~/.audacity-data"