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"Could not find project data folder / Could not load file"

Permanent link to this postPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:21 am
Posted by jeffmarch97
My and my friend recently recorded a class project podcast using Audacity. We had a fully functional file, converted it to a WAV, and made some final edits today. Later today, I tried opening the file to export and I receive the message "Could not find project data folder" followed immediately by "Could not load file." We did not move the file from the folder. We saved the file multiple times. I sent the file to my partner and she received the same message in audacity. Is there any way to recover this file? It is saved as an AUP still and it is not marked as 0KB. I do not know what could be the issue with opening the file since I use the "open" option and direct it towards the folder. Thank you for your help!

Re: "Could not find project data folder / Could not load fil

Permanent link to this postPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:33 am
Posted by kozikowski
This is one complete Project.

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The _DATA folder and the Project Manager AUP file have to be in the same place or folder on the computer. They have to have the same name and it has to be the name you gave it when you made the Project.

If you forget, you can open the AUP file in any text editor (TextEdit) and read it. Look for the listing called projname=". It should be somewhere in the top bunch of XML code.

You may not put the AUP file inside the _DATA folder.

Any of that help?

Koz

Re: "Could not find project data folder / Could not load fil

Permanent link to this postPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:37 am
Posted by kozikowski
converted it to a WAV

Where is the WAV file? If everything goes into the mud, that may be the only working copy of the show.

It is recommended that you make a WAV copy as a backup for any valuable work.

Koz

Re: "Could not find project data folder / Could not load fil

Permanent link to this postPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:17 pm
Posted by jeffmarch97
kozikowski wrote:This is one complete Project.

[img]http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/pix/MyMusicAUP-MyMusic_DATA.jpg

The _DATA folder and the Project Manager AUP file have to be in the same place or folder on the computer. They have to have the same name and it has to be the name you gave it when you made the Project.

If you forget, you can open the AUP file in any text editor (TextEdit) and read it. Look for the listing called projname=". It should be somewhere in the top bunch of XML code.

You may not put the AUP file inside the _DATA folder.

Any of that help?

Koz


This was perfect! It was strange because I edited the podcast name before I edited it and was still able to open it so even though the DATA folder had a different name it somehow opened still. Once I changed the name I was able to open the file. Thank you so much!

Re: "Could not find project data folder / Could not load fil

Permanent link to this postPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:18 pm
Posted by jeffmarch97
The data file name trick worked immediately. Thank you so much!

Re: "Could not find project data folder / Could not load fil

Permanent link to this postPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:02 am
Posted by kozikowski
Glad it worked and thank you for posting back.

Koz