Help for Audacity 2.x.x on Windows.

ImageThis forum is for Audacity 2.x.x on Windows.
Please state which version of Windows you are using,
and the exact three-section version number of Audacity from "Help menu > About Audacity".

Audacity 1.2.x and 1.3.x are obsolete and no longer supported. If you still have those versions, please upgrade at https://www.audacityteam.org/download/.
The old forums for those versions are now closed, but you can still read the archives of the 1.2.x and 1.3.x forums.


Permanent link to this post Posted by Dewlen » Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:30 pm

I had several saved audacity projects on an older computer. However, without realizing this was a grave mistake, I only saved the data folders, WITHOUT the AUP files for those projects. Is there any easy way to restore those projects?
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:25 pm
Operating System: Windows 10


Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:02 pm

Is there any easy way to restore those projects?

There's nothing easy about this.

You can use the Disaster Recovery process to rescue a Mono Raw Recording. No editing. If you have a Stereo Raw Recording, you may get the show back with the Left and Right stereo sound out of order.

Scroll down.


If the Projects were edited shows, you're dead. Production Editing scrambles the work in the _DATA folder and depends on the AUP file to unscramble it.

The Desperation Disaster Recovery is to listen to each individual six second snippet in the _DATA folder (they will open and play in Audacity) and try to guess where it was in the show and whether it's Left or Right.

Forum Staff
Posts: 39697
Joined: Thu Aug 02, 2007 5:57 pm
Location: Los Angeles
Operating System: OS X 10.9 Mavericks

Return to Windows

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 17 guests