I have a couple of projects saved on my computer as .aup files, however they won’t open and instead i get a pop-up box saying
"Audacity did not recognize the type of the file … If it is uncompressed, try importing it using “Import Raw”
So I went onto "Raw Data and while it opened all that was there was a clip maybe a second long with no sound and the one clicky noise.
I’ve checked the audacity file to make sure the _data folders are there for both projects and they are, Does anyone have any other ideas? Perhaps theres another program I can use to attempt to convert the file to .mp3 or .WAV? Or if theres another way of getting into the file on Audacity, any help would be appreciated.
Back to the AUP file. Right-Click > Open with TextEdit, NotePad or whatever your text editor is (don’t let the edit save anything).
This is a graphic version of a real aup file. I spread it out and added spaces for clarity. Yours won’t have that, but the first couple of text lines should be very similar. Audacity projects are expected to open in newer versions of Audacity, so they can’t be too far off from each other.
That’s the Audacity version of You Have No Show. The sound pieces inside the _DATA folder that make up the show are intentionally scrambled, so without the AUP file, it’s just a basket of junk.
Are those productions edit masters? Did you do editing, cutting, filters and effects before you saved the Project? If you did, that’s the end of the world. If those are simple recordings with no editing, you may be able to use the Disaster Recovery Tools.
This sometimes happens when somebody saves a Project but shuts down the computer or Audacity before they get done. The AUP file is the last to be created, so shutdown cuts the AUP file off. Another possibility is an aggressive virus protection program that “ate” the AUP file.
I followed the path it gives me and it takes me to Appdata > Local however it then wants me to go on the Audacity folder in that file, there is no Audacity folder, only in Roaming. And there are a few auto saves in there but from 2014…
But there is no point unless these were recordings that you never edited. If the data is anything else, it cannot be recovered in the correct order, except by dragging the AU files into Audacity from the _data folders and trying to piece them together in Audacity. That will be an impossible task unless they are very short projects.