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"Not a valid Win32 application" when I click a file


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#1 Passion4Muzik

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 10:12 PM

I use a free music software program called Audacity. I used it before on a computer different from the one I have now. The version is the same, except on my current computer, when I click audacity files, they don't open the audacity program. I get the message that a file is not a valid Win32 application. I can open the file if I open audacity first and then use audacity to open the file, but that is the only way. Also, on the other computer, the audacity files had the audacity icon but the audacity files on this computer look like the icons for text documents. How can I fix it so that I can open these files by clicking them and they have the Audacity icon?

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 10:33 PM

Right click on one of the Audacity files and select "Open with...". If Audacity is in the list select it. If it is not in the list click "Browse..." and navigate to the Audacity executable file. Then make sure that "Always Use the Selected Program..." is checked and click OK.
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Posted 23 March 2009 - 10:55 PM

OR

You can run Audacity installer again and choose to "Asscociate Audacity project files".

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 10:27 PM

Right click on one of the Audacity files and select "Open with...". If Audacity is in the list select it. If it is not in the list click "Browse..." and navigate to the Audacity executable file. Then make sure that "Always Use the Selected Program..." is checked and click OK.


I tried that and got the same error message.

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 10:29 PM

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You can run Audacity installer again and choose to "Asscociate Audacity project files".


The uninstaller and setup application are the same. Do I have to uninstall the program to associate the project files? Will I lose all of my recordings?

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 11:44 PM

I tried that and got the same error message.

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 06:11 PM

The uninstaller and setup application are the same. Do I have to uninstall the program to associate the project files? Will I lose all of my recordings?


When you run setup from setup executable file (for example audacity-win-1.2.6.exe), you dont have to uninstall. Make sure audacity is not running.

Just choose to install in same directory when asked. And choose to "Asscociate Audacity project files".

So you dont have to uninstall.

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 03:14 AM

I tried that and got the same error message.

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Yeah, I was.

The uninstaller and setup application are the same. Do I have to uninstall the program to associate the project files? Will I lose all of my recordings?


When you run setup from setup executable file (for example audacity-win-1.2.6.exe), you dont have to uninstall. Make sure audacity is not running.

Just choose to install in same directory when asked. And choose to "Asscociate Audacity project files".

So you dont have to uninstall.


Your advice worked. Thank you.




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