I have a recording that I saved as an aup. but I can’t open it back up.
I really need the recording that is on there, but Audacity won’t open it. I have searched this before and the answer to everyone else’s problems was the _data folder, but the _data folder is in where I saved the audio, and other audio I Export.
I’m not a techy person like a lot of you all are, so please help, and make it sound simple if possible…
The poster. Someone at work uses Spotlight almost exclusively to do everything including launching and managing programs. It divorces you from the file structure and it’s possible the poster has no idea where any of this stuff actually is.
If you hang on a Spotlight search long enough, it will eventually relent and show you the file structure — in tiny incomprehensible type — for ten seconds. So even if you found both the show file and the folder, it’s an act to see if they’re in the same folder/directory or not.
If there was a poster boy for the unitary file system…
There are regular Find systems in place, too. Edit > Find, etc.
Spotlight’s talent is finding things it thinks you need before you know you need them. That’s why when it works right, you need to wear your neck brace acceleration collar.
These Macs became instantly popular not with writers and music people, but with Systems Administrators who discovered the Linux services lying not that far under the glossy pictures. I think the record I saw was someone who had six terminals on the screen at once.
To figure out where a found file or folder is, I would click it to select it then look at the path trail at the bottom of the Finder window, or right-click over the found item > Get Info and look at “Where”.
There is no Edit > Find in Finder in 10.9.2 that I can see.
Oops. It’s File > Find. Not Edit > Find. There’s a setting in preferences to restrict the default search to the immediate computer, different from Linux search which tries to search Earth unless you stop it.
right-click over the found item > Get Info and look at “Where”.
Or, Control-Click, yes, on a laptop. If you know to do that. Further, the path may not be short, so you’ll need to do it to both items and compare the Where results.
I would click it to select it then look at the path trail at the bottom of the Finder window
That’s a new one. Nothing happens in my finder by just selecting an item on the desktop except the icon gets dark. Even in a separate finder window, nothing happens at the bottom.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen that. Was that a default finder behavior?
There is no such thing as a _data file. There is an AUP file (which is just text, not audio) and a _data folder that has exactly the same name as the AUP file.
You attached “March 23rd 2014.aup”. If you want to open that project you must have a _data folder called exactly March 23rd 2014_data". “March 23rd 2014.aup” and “March 23rd 2014_data” must be in the same folder as each other. “March 23rd 2014.aup” must not be inside “March 23rd 2014_data”.