Can't open my audacity file error5 : access is denied

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Can't open my audacity file error5 : access is denied

Permanent link to this post Posted by etaera » Sat Nov 20, 2010 2:14 pm

When i tried to open the file with Audacity 1.2.6 , it gives me following error:can't open file 'C:\Documents and Settings\Pilleka isiklik\My Documents\Kool\KASVATUSTEADUS\K.T. 28.10.10_data\b00850.au' (error 5: access is denied.)

Only thing that i have done with it- i moved the files from one folder to another. Then i moved it back, because i read from somewhere that it will solve the problem.
I have ran out of ideas- how to fix it?
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Re: Can't open my audacity file error5 : access is denied

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Sat Nov 20, 2010 3:47 pm

Avoid using dots in file/folder names.
"Safe" characters to use are letters, numbers, hyphen, space and underscore. Other characters can cause problems as they can confuse the operating system.

It's going to be a bit tricky to salvage this project.
What you need to do is the change the name of the project to something that uses "safe" characters (for example "K-T-28-10-10"), change the name of the data folder to the same name (example "K-T-28-10-10_data") and then open the AUP file in a text editor (for example NotePad or NotePad++) and replace every instance of "K.T. 28.10.10" with the new project name.

Make a backup copy of the project before you start changing things.

Good luck.
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Re: Can't open my audacity file error5 : access is denied

Permanent link to this post Posted by clubchromie » Sat Apr 02, 2011 3:09 am

Steve, I have signed up to this forum JUST BECAUSE of this perfect answer! For a second I thought that my hours of recording have been lost. You are so great! lol thank you very much! I did what you said and, just -wow! lol that's all I can say. thanks.
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Re: Can't open my audacity file error5 : access is denied

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:42 am

You're welcome.
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