Camtasia (Windows): Error When Recording "Failed to Start Recording: Temp Folder Uninitialized"

Problem

An error message appears when recording: "Failed to start recording: Temp Folder Uninitialized"

Solution

This error occurs if the temporary folder in Camtasia Recorder does not exist or if your account does not have proper read/write access to the folder.

To review which folder is being used as the temporary folder:

  1. Open Camtasia Recorder.
  2. Select Tools > Options > General.
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  3. Review the current folder under Temporary folder. To switch the folder, click Browse and select a folder that has the appropriate permissions.

Ensure that the folder exists and your account has read/write access to that folder. Also, make sure the folder is in a local location, and is not in a roamed or network location. If you are unsure, make a new folder in C:\Program Files\TechSmith\Camtasia 2019, change the Temporary folder to this new folder and try Camtasia again.