I spent several hours editing an episode of my podcast on a mac with a bad battery. I keep it plugged in al the time and if I accidentally disconnect it from the power source, it shuts off immediately. This happened several times in the past while working in audacity without any issues, but this time, I corrupted the .aup3 file.
It’s an 11.3GB file. Is there any chance of recovering it?
I spent several hours editing an episode of my podcast on a mac with a bad battery.
What are your plans to fix that? Sooner or later, your Mac is going to start destroying valuable work and it’s not going to come back. You may be there now.
We had two people with broken Macs at work. One had a broken wall power brick and the other had an internal battery well beyond its service life. The broken power brick was easy, that’s one is a fire hazard. The other one was old enough to have a replaceable battery, so we got a new one.
If you have one of the newer Macs with the bolted-in battery, you may be stuck with a new Mac. Even if you get Apple to sell you a replacement Mac (which is possible), what they’re going to do is sell you a new, inna-box Mac and it’s up to you and your backups, Time Machines, and saved files to put everything back together. You keep data backups, right? You have WAV files of all your podcasts and production files? External drives or iCloud backups? Normally, iCloud is not a good idea because it can’t be used directly with Audacity, but if you keep the two separate, it’s a valuable resource.