SO YESTERDAY I RECORDED FOR ABOUT A HOUR AND A HALF. I WENT TO SAVE THE TRACK AND EVERYTHING SEEMED TO GO SMOOTH. I CLOSED OUT OF AUDACITY AND WHEN I TRIED TO REOPEN THE TRACK IT SAID SOMETHING ABOUT " DATA FOLDER FOR TRACK COULDNT BE FOUND ". THEN I SEARCHED MY CPU FOR THE TRACK BY THE NAME THAT I SAVED IT AS AND SEEN IT BROKEN DOWN INTO DIFFERENT 1.1MB FILES. WHEN I TRY TO OPEN THEM ALL AT ONCE THEY POP UP ON INDIVIDUAL AUDACITY SCREENS.
I believe I have the audio from the show because when I click on the folder 1.1mb saved data it plays on audacity but just in a 6 sec clip. It’s the whole show broken down into 6 sec clips for some reason
The “6 second clips” are the audio data files in the “_data” folder. The “.aup” file tells Audacity what to do with that data. As Koz wrote, you need to open the “.aup” file with Audacity, and don’t mess with the data files.
Audacity does that so you can save all your timelines, structure and edit formats in super high quality format—minus the UNDO.
Search the computer for your AUP file. It’s supposed to be in the same place as the _DATA folder (but not inside it). See my illustration. That was an actual short show. If you moved, rearranged or renamed any of these files and folders, the show will stop working.
I know you’re going to say, “Why can’t you just put all the 6-second chunks back together?” Because they’re randomly named to avoid file structure damage during editing. The only way to put it back together without the AUP file is some very old semi-manual rescue programs that deal with file time stamps, and that all assumes you didn’t edit anything. If you changed the show in any way between the recording and the save, you’re dead.
You can get that error if you changed the names of the files or folders, or have the _DATA folder in a different folder or location than the AUP file is expecting. They both need to be in the same place like my illustration.
The show name is burned into the AUP file. Open the AUP file in a text editor (don’t save anything!!) and read it.
There will be a listing called projname=". Whatever follows that is the original name of the show.
Direct me to the exact part because I don’t see it , I’ll tried everything. I see that there’s info in the aup file , I can hear all the audio from the show but it’s just in 6 sec bits. The aup file just can’t find the data folder
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