I’m using Audacity 3.0.2 on Windows 10. I can play the project however when I try to export I get an error message that says “Audacity failed to read from a file in D:”. I searched through the forum and found someone with a similar problem where the solution was to cut out a specific portion of the recording and then the person was able to export after a part was cut out. How can I find out where the recording is corrupted so that I can just cut out that specific part? I am able to play the full recording on audacity with no problems so I assume there has to be another way to find out where it is corrupted. I also tried to save it as a new project and export the new project however that did not work either.
This is certainly one approach. So pick a spot half-way through and Ctrl+B to mark the spot. Swipe all of the audio to the right and delete. Does that export? Ctrl-Z to UNDO. Now try swiping all of the audio to the left and delete… But you have probably already tried this.
If you close Audacity, then create a new project and Generate some sample audio, do you have problems with the export?
The track is 1 hr and 28 min long. It’s just a recording with no other tracks. When I tried to export the whole file, the error message popped up immediately so there’s no progress on the export at all. When I tried to save a copy of the file I went to File > Save Project > Save Project As… and the same “Audacity failed to a read from a file error message” popped up.
I found a resolve for this issue, however. I figured because the export was interrupted immediately I cut out the first 45 minutes of the recording and I was able to export the part that I did not cut out. Then the first 45 minutes I cut in 5 to 10 increments and exported them in small parts. The parts I couldn’t export, I just had to do without. I figured I should respond to this message in case you had a better solution or in case someone might google a similar issue in the future; they can reference this post. Thanks!