_data folders

Hey, all! Weird question. I was going through some old files on my computer, and I found a bunch of folders with the name of song titles_data.

Example: moon_data

Honestly, I created these songs a couple of years ago, and my guess is that I was trying to save the data for use later. When I click into the folders, I see another folder titled “e00”. Inside that folder is a folder titled “d00”. Finally, inside that folder are multiple AU Audio Files.

I know this is a bizarre request, but can anyone help me reverse engineer what happened here. Mind you, there is no audacity file attached to these folders.

Is there anything I can do to import this raw data back into audacity or something? I’ve tried a couple of times, but every time I do the audio is crazy.

I use Windows 10 fyi.

Use the name of the song or music and search your machine for the accompanying AUP file.

This is a complete Audacity Project.

The AUP is the instructions for Audacity to put your show together from all that stuff in the _DATA folder. The AUP should have odd, English-like words in it roughly like this.

The Project name is burned into the AUP file (little red box).

You need both parts to make the show. They have to be in the same location or folder, they have to be the same name and it has to be the name you gave the show in Audacity.

every time I do the audio is crazy.

That’s not good news. We expect the little AU files to have 6 seconds of actual show. If they’re trash, then even if you do turn up the AUP file, it’s going to create a show of trash.

So, it doesn’t look good.

I was going through some old files on my computer

What’s the chances these are destroyed shows and you got rid of the AUP file thinking that was the Whole Show and just left the _DATA folders behind by accident. I didn’t make that up. This is right out of the playbook of Common Project Errors.


I also encountered such a case, thank you for solving it

One other common error. Look for the AUP file inside the _DATA folder. Some performers naturally assume it’s supposed to be there and slide it over. It’s not and the show won’t open up that way. They have to be side by side as in the above illustration.