hey there @jademan, I’m at a complete loss right now with one of my project files. The drive I was recording to got disconnected mid-session and it looks like everything is lost. I was able to find one file in the session data folder but have been unsuccessful recovering it. Every command gives me the “database disk image is malformed” error. I was able to run “-recover_db” however when I try to open the file or run any more of the recovery commands I get the error:
Just so you know, I am NOT doing this anymore. If you want to make a general plea, I suppose you could post your .aup3 somewhere and someone else might take a look at it. Good luck. You could also try Discord: Audacity
I created an account just so I could say that this was an amazing post! I’ve been using audacity for my podcast and had just completed hours of editing, when Audacity crashed and my file was corrupted. I don’t code (though grew up in the era of DOS games) and these step by step, immaculate instructions saved me hours of work, cursing, and hair pulling. Thank you, you benevelont human!
At step 9 I get the message “database disk image is malformed” so I skipped ahead to step 12, where new errors appeared, including “Database is badly broken.” I’ll look a little further tomorrow. Is this the only copy of the database you have ?
So there is nothing further I can do with this project. If you don’t have a backup, let me suggest that you re-record the whole thing.
If you are die-hard for punishment, you can use the “-extract_sample_blocks” option to recover your project in 650 neatly unorganized .wav files. Although this process at first might seem appealing, it could take hundreds to thousands of hours to reconstruct your project. And then you don’t even know if it will be complete. You are on your own here.