I’m using Audacity 2.2.1 on a Mac OS X Yosemite (ver 10.10.5). I was getting an error while trying to export my Audacity project to an mp3. The error message was “File Error: Audacity failed to read from file.” I tried multiple times (rebooting and quitting Audacity), and nothing worked. I was going to send the project files to a friend to try for me.
However, there was one file the routinely failed to uploaded to a cloud shared drive despite no interruption in internet connection. I had the idea of compressing the files before trying to upload to the shared drive, but I received an error message with that too. The error message is “An error occurred while compressing a file.” I tried this multiple times with the same result.
I then tried to save the project as a new project in another location. The error message I received then was “Error: Could not save project. Perhaps (file name) is not writable or the disk is full.” The file that was named was the same one that I was unable to upload when I was trying to upload all the files to the shared drive.
Then I tried saving the project files on a flash drive, thinking I could then move the files to another computer to at least compress, but that failed. The error message I received then was “The Finder can’t complete the operation because some data in (file name) can’t be read or written. Error code - 36.” Again, it named the same file that was named in the other error messages.
Any ideas of how to proceed? Would I be able to delete that one file, or would that damage the entire project? Do I have to scrap the entire project?