Been messing around with an audio file for a personal project of mine and effectively messed it up to the point where I get the dreaded “Audacity failed to read from a file in” error, and I’ve exhausted every solution I could do on my own at this point. Basically I started messing with the file, normalizing and undoing some things, then decided I would deal with it later. Didn’t want to save it and didn’t think it would be a problem, so I exited out of the file, clicked cancel on the “compacting project” prompt, and I’m pretty sure it had a prompt that was something to do with the undo history that I clicked out of as well. Instantly realizing that I probably messed something up, I tried to open the project again and was unable to, with the dreaded error and the provided information below.
Good answers to that are a second internal drive in the computer or two partitions or segments on one internal drive. All the rest of the possibilities are not so good. Audacity doesn’t much like external drives, thumb drives, network drives, or cloud drives.
Hi, I’m having the same issue. Can you tell me what you did to recover the file?
I noticed this morning after getting the error late last night that my temp files directory somehow got moved to a different directory from my main save location (external hard drive, which I will only be using as backup from here on out). I tried looking for my SessioinData in the folder that was listed to try and move it to where the .aup was saved, but it says the folder is empty. Is there a way to find where that data ended up? Or a way to get my .aup file to open anywhere?
It depends on what version of Audacity you have. There are some tools that I and others have developed that work for .aup3 3.x.x project files. They do not work at all on 2.x.x .aup files and related _data files.
I am the wrong person to help with .aup 2.x.x project and related _data files.