We are in the process of trying to export a finished project to MP3 and got an error, ‘audacity failed to read from a file in D:’
“value”: “Audacity failed to read from a file in .”,
I looked up the error and saw it meant corrupt, what would people recommend it the best course of action?
I’ve read a lot on the online manual so I think I know how to avoid it in future, but i don’t want the current project to be lost!
Jademan may be along. He’s the hand’s-on healer of wayward projects.
‘audacity failed to read from a file in D:’
Where is D:?
Audacity likes working with internal, primary drives. C:\ is good. Stick with C:\ and move stuff around as needed after you close Audacity. Probably the worst thing you can do is have D:\ be a cloud drive and try to do live production on it.
You may get away with D:\ if D:\ was a matching internal drive in your desktop. That’s pretty much it.
Yeppers. Looks like your project is damaged. If you wish you may zip it up (your .aup3 file, that is), upload to a public file sharing service, and post (or PM me) a link. I’ll take a look at it.
Sometimes, if you are still able to open your project, you can copy (Ctrl+C) selection(s), then paste (Ctrl+V) the contents to a new project (Ctrl+N). Before attempting this, it is always best to make a copy of the project as further damage (including a crash) is likely. The trick is to save the new project before the crash.
I save any scrap AUP3 files (and other doodles) to drive B: (as in “desk top Blotter”; I am that old!) which drive is SUBSTituted to “T:\Blotter\20220128” today. Tomorrow at re-boot time, the cleaning lady will come in and a fresh blotter at B: will be assigned to “T:\Blotter\20220129”.