Trying to import an effects chain file from my Windows 10 system but can't find the effects chain files anywhere in the Audacity Package Contents here on MacOS High Sierra.

  • A user-setting would never be inside the App package on Mac, it would most likely be in ~/Library/Application Support/ or possibly ~/Library/Audio/
    – Tetsujin
    Feb 5, 2018 at 18:57
  • tetsujin Yes, it was in ~/Libary/Application Support/Audacity/Chains . Thanks a bunch.
    – James0r
    Feb 6, 2018 at 20:23
  • Let me drop that to an answer for future Googlers...
    – Tetsujin
    Feb 6, 2018 at 20:55

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On Mac, user configurations would always be saved to that account's own Library ~/Library, then in either /Application Support/, or sometimes for shared audio plugins etc, in /Audio/.

Specifically for Audacity chains, they're in ~/Library/Application Support/Audacity/Chains/

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    NOTE: Library is misspelled in the path above. Wouldn't have noticed, but I tried copying and pasting it. Dec 8, 2019 at 4:10

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