I’ve working on a somewhat important, private project on Audacity which took me hours, although I didn’t complete it. I saved it as an Audacity Project for later editing since it’d take me some time to finish - however, I’ve tried opening the .aup file, and it’s refusing to open it. It’s displaying this error message:
Audacity did not recognize the type of the file ‘C:ExampleExampleMy DocumentsProjectfilename.aup’. If it is uncompressed, try importing it using “Import Raw”.
I’ve troubleshooted on this forum, and all the answers beforehand seem to suggest that it’s either a file rename or relocation; however, I’ve triple-checked and it’s not an error on my part. But the _data folder and the .aup file are located together, so that’s not a problem. I haven’t renamed the file or the folder, either, and I’m definitely opening it using “Open” as opposed to “Import”.
I’m not particularly tech-savvy, so I don’t really know how to do all that coding stuff to fix things. I’ve checked and checked again, and I haven’t moved or changed anything - it’s just refusing to open.
I’m using Audacity 2.0.5 installed via the .exe installer. I’m on Windows XP (although it’s now obsolete, that shouldn’t pose a problem).
Any help ideas? It’s taken me a long time to work on this and I couldn’t just redo it.
Im having the exact same problem, on Audacity 2.0.5, Win7 Professional… I was working on a live recording for a shortfilm, and instead of exporting it at the moment as audio files, i saved normally the project. Now I tried to open it up again for post-production but it doesnt open. I checked what this post previously recommended but it didnt help. Checked the format .aup (unchecked the box that hides the sufix on Folder Options), The _data folder is alright and in the same directory besides the .aup file…
Please help, as I seriously need that audio at least for exporting it bounced
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Thank you. It is always best to give the complete error, to avoid any possible confusion.
Unfortunately the AUP file is corrupt. It is just thousands of zero values and there is no way to make it usable. Did you save the project to some temporary location where another application might interfere with the file?