Audacity 3.0.3 cannot recover

Audacity 3.0.1 crashed while recording. Automatic crash recovery pops up when I restart Audacity but it blinks a bit and then crashes too. Are there separate recovery instructions for 3.0.4?

The current version of Audacity is 3.1.3. I suppose you could try 3.0.5.

I’ll try but is there a way to suppress those “handles”? When I minimize my tracks, they all look blank.

Audacity 3.0.5 from Old Audacity versions download might be what you are looking for.

Well, that was a fail. 3.1.3 messed everything up. It offered to recover my project and, when done, proceeded to display a project that did not even crash and was saved a week ago.

With 3.0.5, I still get the recovery prompt but, 3.0.5 still crashes.

So, we’re back to square one … recovery steps/tools.

So, is this unrecoverable?

I suppose you could try recovering from a corrupt file see: Corrupt or Otherwise Broken Audacity Project Recovery

but I suspect it is not going to find anything other than what 3.1.3 did…