Cannot locate files exported as mp3 or audacity to mydocumen

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Cannot locate files exported as mp3 or audacity to mydocumen

Permanent link to this post Posted by avlearner » Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:38 pm

When I export music as mp3 I always save in a file in my documents. When I come out of Audacity and go into my documents, the file will not appear. The same happens when I save the project. If I go back into Audacity, and file-open, I can see the files there in my documents. I have previously been able to save everything in this way.
I checked on the file location and it appears that when I open a new folder, a duplicate opens, with a (2) at the end and a shortcut icon and if I open this, all the files are there. I have double checked the obvious and am selecting the correct file to save in.
Any ideas
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Re: Cannot locate files exported as mp3 or audacity to mydoc

Permanent link to this post Posted by whomper » Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:39 pm

if you do a search for << *.mp3 or *.mp* >> do you find any mp3 files
are your exported ones in the list ?

could they be in windows mydocuments/mymusic instead of mydocuments?

did you set the location in audacity to save files ?
or are you doing it as saveas and inserting the path?

can you set up your own personal folder taht windoze wont mess with and make it work? i have problems with wincrap being too smart and messing up the my* folders thinking they are "helping" me somehow.
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Re: Cannot locate files exported as mp3 or audacity to mydoc

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:02 pm

This is not a "Forum Issue"
If you say what operating system you are using and which version of Audacity we can move it to the correct part of the forum.

In Audacity 1.3.x in certain circumstances if you try to overwrite existing files, duplicates are created. What exactly are you doing? Are you recording something or importing something? Are you trying to overwrite the original files?
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Re: Cannot locate files exported as mp3 or audacity to mydoc

Permanent link to this post Posted by avlearner » Mon Jun 28, 2010 6:16 pm

I am using Audacity 1.2.6. At the moment I am importing music, but need to save it as a project as I will be adding commentary to it later. I am not overwriting files at present.
I have searched for mp3 in the folder I created to save the music in. When I save my project or mp3 I specify the folder that I created in My documents. I am mystified that I can see the files when I go to open in audacity and select the apparent same folder.
I have other projects which I created some months ago, which I saved in the same way and I can still view them thru my documents.
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Re: Cannot locate files exported as mp3 or audacity to mydoc

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Mon Jun 28, 2010 6:37 pm

Which version of Windows are you using?
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Re: Cannot locate files exported as mp3 or audacity to mydoc

Permanent link to this post Posted by avlearner » Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:52 pm

windows vista
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Re: Cannot locate files exported as mp3 or audacity to mydoc

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:30 pm

That could be at least part of the problem. For Vista you should use Audacity 1.3.12
You can get it here: http://audacityteam.org/download/
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Re: Cannot locate files exported as mp3 or audacity to mydoc

Permanent link to this post Posted by avlearner » Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:35 pm

Thanks for all your helpful suggestions. I have downloaded the beta version and although this did not solve the problem, it led me to see exactly what had happened. Really stupid, but somehow a duplicate file had been created outside of my documents and that was where audacity was storing everything. Of course when I was looking for files, I looked in my documents. Have done test and all now ok. Thanks again.
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Re: Cannot locate files exported as mp3 or audacity to mydoc

Permanent link to this post Posted by whomper » Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:03 pm

so you did the search as suggested and found them somewhere else , right?
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Re: Cannot locate files exported as mp3 or audacity to mydoc

Permanent link to this post Posted by avlearner » Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:23 am

Correct. Although the two file paths were almost identical, there was one thing different. It must have happened when I was copying files over to my portable hard disc. Anyway all suggestions were very welcome and another thing I have learned in my bid to create AV's.
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