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error: not well-formed

Permanent link to this postPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:30 pm
Posted by ingavdh
hi, me again, sorry.
i have ubuntu 14.04 audacity 2.05-1ubuntu3.2

trying to recover a recording, now i get: imgur1 https://imgur.com/a/VN5XH
found the autosave file and this is a pic of the specified line & column: imgur 2
it used to work :/

any further guidance what i should do with the file now?

tia

also i know this is my own fault.

Re: error: not well-formed

Permanent link to this postPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:56 pm
Posted by steve
If you saved the project at any time, make a backup copy of the AUP file and the _data folder.
If the project has never been saved, look in /var/temp/audacity-username, where 'username' is your log-in name, and check that it is not empty.
If it's not empty, make a backup copy of the entire /var/temp/audacity-username folder.

If the project has never been saved and /var/temp/audacity-username is empty, that's the end of the story.

If you are able to locate the data, then after making a backup copy of the data and the Autosave file:
Crash exit out of Audacity so that Audacity does not delete any data (from the command line: killall audacity)

Delete all of the "\00\00\00" corruption from the autosave file, and one of the </project> tags. There should be one opening tag for the project and one closing tag to match it. The closing tag for the project is </project>
Then restart Audacity and see if it can recover the project from the modified autosave file.

Re: error: not well-formed

Permanent link to this postPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:37 pm
Posted by ingavdh
perfect, thanks.

just needed the nod to delete all those unsightly 0's :)

Re: error: not well-formed

Permanent link to this postPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:53 pm
Posted by steve
ingavdh wrote:perfect, thanks.

You mean that worked? :shock:

Re: error: not well-formed

Permanent link to this postPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:55 pm
Posted by ingavdh
yes? :?