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Re: Can't save project or really do anything

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:43 am

There is a totally poisonous technique of intentionally crashing Audacity and invoke Auto Recovery. That may actually work, but I think I would analog-record the show first.

We'll let one of the senior elves tell you how to do a recovery. I'm not rated for brimstone odors and singe marks on my cape.

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Re: Can't save project or really do anything

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:35 am

kozikowski wrote:intentionally crashing Audacity and invoke Auto Recovery

That's what I'd do.
Use Task Manager to kill Audacity, then restart Audacity an hopefully it will ask if you want to recover the lost project. There will probably be a warning about "orphan" block files due to old "Undo history" data files that are no longer used by the project.
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Re: Can't save project or really do anything

Permanent link to this post Posted by ghopkins1033 » Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:11 pm

kozikowski wrote:So not only does Save not work, but the tools fail, too. This isn't a vanilla drive access problem (that I can tell).

Are you on a Network Connected Drive or are you editing with one foot in a cloud drive?

Has this ever worked?

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Yes, this has worked. I use Audacity all the time. I'm not doing anything new here.

No network drive or cloud. Just regular local hard drive.
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Re: Can't save project or really do anything

Permanent link to this post Posted by ghopkins1033 » Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:13 pm

kozikowski wrote:There is a totally poisonous technique of intentionally crashing Audacity and invoke Auto Recovery. That may actually work, but I think I would analog-record the show first.

We'll let one of the senior elves tell you how to do a recovery. I'm not rated for brimstone odors and singe marks on my cape.

Koz


I'm not sure I have another option at this point than to try this :/
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Re: Can't save project or really do anything

Permanent link to this post Posted by ghopkins1033 » Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:41 pm

Ok I killed Audacity and then when I reopened it it recovered the file and all was back to normal. Sounds like it was just a glitch. Thanks for the help!
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Re: Can't save project or really do anything

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:57 pm

ghopkins1033 wrote:Sounds like it was just a glitch.

Obviously Audacity is not supposed to seize up, so if it happens again, do let us know, and try to recall exactly what you were doing when the problem occurred. If we can reproduce the problem then it should be possible to fix it (but very difficult to fix a problem if we can't reproduce it).
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Re: Can't save project or really do anything

Permanent link to this post Posted by Konig1 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:08 am

I recorded a long file. I listened to it. I saved the file as a WAV. File size is 1.17 GB. I cannot play the file or edit it. How can I fix this?
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Re: Can't save project or really do anything

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:34 pm

ghopkins1033 wrote:Here is a video of my issue: http://somup.com/cbQQncVobR

Any ideas?

YouTube would be better. My browser security blocks that video.
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