Tracktion won't record to disk

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by winston, Feb 9, 2005.

  1. winston

    winston Supporting Member

    May 2, 2000
    Berkeley, CA
    I installed the free version of Tracktion (1.6.1 or whatever) that was on Mackie's site last year. I registered it for use on two computers, a 4-year old Dell with Window$ ME, and a new HP with XP. The Dell/ME install works fine, but when I press record on the HP I get a notice that the folder I set for Tracktion files during installation (C:/Desktop/MyDocuments/MyMusic) doesn't exist or is not writeable.

    I am certain that it exists (!) and I can save music files from other software (Live, Reason, Kristal) as well as ripped CD sound files. When I click on the Properties of the My Music folder though, the "read-only" box is checked. When I uncheck the box and close/reopen Properties it always comes back checked. I've tried doing it through the Control Panel and Administrator settings but the same thing always happens.

    I'm used to Linux where you can definitively change permissions, either on the command line or via GUI. Not sure whether this is a Tracktion or XP glitch. I suppose I could reinstall, but...any other suggestions? Thanks!
  2. chardin


    Sep 18, 2000
    Maybe your login ID needs administrator privileges. You could also reinstall and use the default paths. If neither of those work, you might want to post over at the KVR Tracktion forum or at the Mackie Tracktion forum.