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Sent Project with AUP file and .AU files not opening

Permanent link to this post Posted by cameronsnicholls81 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:14 am

Hi there, I had someone recently send me their Audacity project file. They initially sent me just their AUP file over email and the I went to their place separately and dowloaded the AU files. You can see in the attachment all the .AU files are there in 6 different folders. The message I get when I try and open the AUP file - which is in the same folder as the .AU file folders - is "Couldn't find the project data folder: "Hollywood - Tommy_data"...I have also tried downloading the Audacity recovery software although it doesn't appear to work with my Mac. Can you please advise what I am best to do? The audio files appear to be there so I assume there's a way?
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Re: Sent Project with AUP file and .AU files not opening

Permanent link to this post Posted by cyrano » Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:01 am

Maybe the .aup txt file got corrupted in transfer?

Could you post the .aup file so someone can check?

In general, it's far better to zip up the .aup file and the data folder into one .zip file to move projects. And I always export wavs first, as a backup.

Depending on what you're doing exactly, it might be wiser to transfer wav files anyhow. But we don't know what you're trying to do.

If both of you will be working on the project, it could be an advantage to move the project.

If only one of you is working on it, moving wavs seems safer to me.
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Re: Sent Project with AUP file and .AU files not opening

Permanent link to this post Posted by cameronsnicholls81 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:26 am

Thank you for your response. I have attached the AUP file. I had someone try their first Podcast and interview someone. I was going to intro and outro the discussion and then convert to MP3 before posting it on iTunes. Let me know what you think of the attached?
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Re: Sent Project with AUP file and .AU files not opening

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:16 pm

Open the AUP file in a text editor and read it. Scroll down to where it says projname=" .

projname="Hollywood - Tommy_data" version="1.3.0"

There you find that the Project Name is not Hollywood - Tommy 2.aup but Hollywood - Tommy.aup.

The show name is burned into the AUP file and it must match both the _DATA folder and the AUP file. Not optional.

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Re: Sent Project with AUP file and .AU files not opening

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:19 pm

If it still doesn't open, I need to come back in a bit.

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Re: Sent Project with AUP file and .AU files not opening

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:21 pm

Another problem. The AUP file cannot be inside the _DATA folder. They should be separate but in the same folder or location.

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Re: Sent Project with AUP file and .AU files not opening

Permanent link to this post Posted by cameronsnicholls81 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:06 am

Thanks Koz, I appreciate your support on this one. I went to the persons house who saved the file and now he's created multiple versions in order to originally try and send me the file, it's caused a bit of a mess. I have the original AUP file but I don't believe I have the original data file. I do have the data file with all the smaller files, totalling 1.3GB for a 1 hour discussion. If there anyway to salvage the data files? I have placed them in a dropbox folder here for your review: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/dgx6uig9hu5h ... X0Osa?dl=0
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Re: Sent Project with AUP file and .AU files not opening

Permanent link to this post Posted by cameronsnicholls81 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:07 am

I have attached the original AUP file
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Re: Sent Project with AUP file and .AU files not opening

Permanent link to this post Posted by cameronsnicholls81 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:18 pm

Hi Koz,

Wondering if you had a chance the loo at the above for me?

Many thanks,
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Re: Sent Project with AUP file and .AU files not opening

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:34 pm

Without going through the thread again, is this the raw recording? Capture the voices and Save the Project?

As a fuzzy rule, we recommend doing all this file juggling and show management with WAV (Microsoft) sound files, not Projects. Projects have a nasty habit of doing tricks like this unless everybody is surgically on-board with how they work.

As I think it's mentioned above, if you do need to move a Project, pile everything into a ZIP archive and ship that around instead of trying to manage the individual pieces.

I'm posting to one of the developers to help out.

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