Audio export: Attempting to copy to the disk " " failed. The required file cannot be found

I have Cubase LE 10.5 running on iMac (Monterey 12.0.1). This is a brand new iMac and this is my first try at exporting a mixdown. Previously I ran Cubase on an older iMac and all was fine. When I do audio export everything seems normal, apart from a short burst of audio when export completes (which seems odd). Then when I go to the designated folder the file is there but won’t play. Instead I see the above message. Any advice would be appreciated.