Error: The Audacity IPC server failed to initialize

Learn about causes and fixes for this error.


If you are on a low-end machine, this may be caused by insufficient resources, specifically memory.

This also can happen if you assign yourself a static IP in the hosts file.


  • Try closing other programs or restarting your computer to clear up memory.

  • If you're using static IP assignments in the hosts file, simply commenting out the assignment may solve this.

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