"Couldn't find the project data folder"

Hello all,
I am using Audacity 3.1.0 with Windows 10.
I keep getting the message “couldn’t find the project data folder” when I try to open an .aup file.
I have the .aup file and the _data folder separate.
Any help will be appreciated.

It is expected that Audacity 3 will open the older Audacity 2 Projects, but the .AUP file and the _DATA folder have to be in the same location or folder for a show to open. They will not go looking for each other.


They have to have the same name and it has to be the name you gave them in Audacity. You can’t change it later.

If you open an AUP file in a text editor (do not save anything), the original, expected show name is listed.