Audacity crashed during delete undo history and now I can't open the project file

Audacity crashed during delete undo history and now I can’t open the project file, which has now the size of almost 7 GB, with another file .wal of another 4.7 GB.
The programs halts and starts not responding.

I lost hours and hours of work.

How can I recover my project?

So if you want to zip up your .aup3 file and upload it to a public file sharing service, then post (or PM me) a link, I’ll take a look at it.

Of course, I would try downloading the new Audacity 3.1.3 first, and see if that fixes the problem. :wink:

Thank you. The thing is that after upgrading to 3.1.3 Audacity started to be not responding and several times.
It also converted a 2 GB project to a 20 Gb project size after saving it as aup3. Huge size.
Now I can’t even open the project anymore, it freezes after opening.
It also took 20 minutes to close the project, I believe it’s this new “undo” cache thing.
Apart from that, playback fails every 3 or 5 seconds. I never had similar issues with my previous 2.x versions.
I did a whole mixing on my project, and I lost 100% of the work since now I can’t open it anymore and I’ll probably have to downgrade the version again.

Would appreciate any help.


So, 3.1.3 is quite new. It is possible your project doesn’t agree with it. I am sure we’ll know more in a few days…

As before, if you have an .aup3 project file 3.1.3 (or prior) I can look at it if you care to send it along. Otherwise, perhaps someone else has some insight.

You must be using an old version of Audacity - the Undo History option was removed from the View History dialog several versions ago.