Can't find data files on Mac.

I can’t find the data files on my mac for a few of my audacity projects I saved for later editing. I can see the aup files on my desktop but when I try to open them, Audacity says “couldnt find the project folder”

This page in the manual explains how Audacity projects are organized.

Let’s say you have a project named “MyProject.aup”. Search your hard drive for a folder named “MyProject_data”.

The “.aup” file and the “_data” folder must be in the same directory (folder).

If you find any “_data” folders that match your “.aup” project files, either:
a) move the “_data” folders into the same directory as the project files , or
b) move the “.aup” files into the same directory as the “_data” folders.

– Bill