audacity cant open file [SOLVED]

Where exactly is the file “xalimo.aup”?

What is the full and exact name of the project’s _data folder?
Where exactly is the project data folder?

the projects file folder is in the documents as well i found it
however its still called by its original name audacity aduio for youtube video_data

and the xalimo.aup is the file my freind

Do you mean the project was originally called:

“audacity aduio for youtube video”
“audacity audio for youtube video”
or something else?

yes thats what i mean

You need to know the “exact” name. “aduio” is not the same as “audio”.

Please attach the “xalimo.aup” file to your reply (see here:

am trying to tell you that it is the name of my folder i dont know why it must be a mispelling

If you want me to continue trying to help you, please attach the “xalimo.aup” file to your reply.

xalimos.aup (134 KB)
this xalimo.aup file

can this be deleted after as it contains my file

can this be deleted after as it contains my file

There is no actual audio in an AUP file. It only “points to” the audio files on your hard drive, which nobody can see.

All that it contains is instructions for Audacity.
This is (part of) what the contents of the file look like:

<?xml version="1.0" standalone="no" ?>
<!DOCTYPE project PUBLIC "-//audacityproject-1.3.0//DTD//EN" "" >
<project xmlns="" projname="audacity aduio for youtube video_data" version="1.3.0" audacityversion="2.3.0" sel0="161.6256126482" sel1="161.6256126482" vpos="0" h="0.0000000000" zoom="1.0394392154" rate="44100.0" snapto="off" selectionformat="hh:mm:ss + milliseconds" frequencyformat="Hz" bandwidthformat="octaves">
		<tag name="Software" value="Google"/>
	<wavetrack name="Audio Track" channel="0" linked="1" mute="0" solo="0" height="150" minimized="0" isSelected="1" rate="44100" gain="1.0" pan="0.0" colorindex="0">
		<waveclip offset="0.00000000" colorindex="0">
			<sequence maxsamples="262144" sampleformat="262159" numsamples="2735131">
				<waveblock start="0">
					<simpleblockfile filename="" len="262144" min="-0.441953" max="0.335687" rms="0.062673"/>

The important part regarding recovering your project is this part:

projname="audacity aduio for youtube video_data"

That says that the correct name for your project file should be “audacity aduio for youtube video.aup” and the correct name for the project data folder should be: “audacity aduio for youtube video_data”.

  1. Copy the “xalimos.aup” file to your desktop and name it exactly “audacity aduio for youtube video.aup”.
    After renaming the file, right click on it and select “Properties” and check that the name is EXACTLY “audacity aduio for youtube video.aup”

  2. Copy the folder “audacity aduio for youtube video_data” to your Desktop.

  3. Launch Audacity.

  4. From the Audacity “File” menu, click on “Open”, and select the “audacity aduio for youtube video.aup” to open.

Hopefully the project will open.

wow that was a miracle it worked thanks a lot my friend i realy apreciate that you took the time
to help me thanks a lot and good to you my freind