I accidentally deleted an Audacity project, but managed to recover all of the au. files with a data recovery program. I have imported all these recovered au. files (hundreds of them) onto one project, resulting hundreds of stereo tracks six seconds long all playing simultaneously. Is there an easy way I can either return these tracks to the positions they used to be in, or assemble them manually?
It depends what you mean by “easy”. Were you able to recover the AUP file? If so, try opening the AUP file, but note that the AUP expects the original naming and location of the AU files, which the recovery software may not respect when it recovers them.
I took your advice and tried to recover the AUP file. It took a while, but it worked! The project was in more or less one piece, with a few tracks in need of re-positioning. But everything was intact! Much appreciated, thanks very much!