All files broken into out of order pieces

Audacity 2.3.3 on Mac OS X 10.8.5
I opened my project and there was no audio at all. Audacity created a folder with literally about 1000 files broken up. Most with no audio at all. How do I get them back?

This is a Project.

The _DATA folder has other folders inside with the show in little 6-second sound snippets. The AUP file has the instructions of how to put all that back into your show. So that much is normal. If your machine crashed or Audacity crashed or you stopped an Audacity Project save too soon, the little AU files may be missing or corrupted.

Most of the AU files should play by themselves. They are little sound files.

Did you Export a WAV file of original performances or do you have any backups of the original works?


Mac OS X 10.8.5

Mountain Lion. That’s even older than the machine I’m typing on now (10.9 Mavericks).

Do not be tempted to upgrade to 10.15 Catalina. There are some very serious compatibility troubles and officially, Catalina doesn’t support Audacity.