Audacity does not recognize .aup Help!!!

So I just finished editing my podcast, saved the .aup file and when I try to reopen it is giving me the following error:

Audacity does not recognize the type of file…If it is uncompressed try importing Raw.

What is weird is that it’s just an .aup file how can that be unrecognizable. I’ve been using Audacity for 2+ years and never had this happen before. Please tell me this is savable!!!

Quick note. You saved a Project, not an AUP file. A Project has two parts.

If you have both of those (with your name) in the same place or folder, you should be able to double-click the AUP file and the show will open. Let us know what happens when you try exactly that.


Either you used File > Import > Audio… instead of File > Open… or the AUP file is corrupted.

if corrupted, you could attach the AUP file. Please see here for how to attach files:

It helps to know which version of Audacity you have (see the pink panel at the top of the page).