corrupt files?

I’ve never had this problem before, but all of the sudden most of my project files are missing the recordings. Most of these recordings are single tracks and the track is still there with the correct length, but the track is completely blank. In some cases were I have multiple tracks, the first track is blank while the other tracks still contain the recorded audio. Again, this just happened and it is on almost all of my projects. I tried reinstalling Audacity and that didn’t help. Is there anything that I can do to recover these files or get Audacity to work properly again.

Which Windows and Which Audacity? What’s your computer like and what are you recording?

Reinstalling Audacity doesn’t reinstall Audacity, so that may not have done any good at all. Audacity leaves significant pieces of itself behind to make upgrades easier. If you’re using a modern version of Audacity, the installer should have asked you if you wanted to really start over or words to that effect. Say yes, and then it clears out the old version.


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