Error:not well-formed (invalid token) at line 18271 [SOLVED]

Hello I NEED HELP. Some one accidentally hit the main power cut of switch at the wall whilst recording. After turning the desktop back on again and tried to open the autosave fil it is coming up with the message in the title of this topic. I cannot for the life of me find a solution for this online and it is a relally very important recording I need to retrieve. Can anyone out there please help me to correct this error message so I can access the recording. I am using Audacity 2.0.2 and Windows 7 pro. If you need any further info please feel free to ask.

I moved this to the correct Windows board for you.

You could have found the answer in other topics on this Forum. You will have to fix the AUTOSAVE file. It probably has a corrupt last line but one which you have to remove.

Show hidden files and folders in Windows Explorer. See here for how to do that: How to see hidden files in Windows .

Then open UsersAppDataRoamingAudacityAutoSave. The AUTOSAVE file is in that folder. Open the AUTOSAVE file in Notepad. Turn Word Wrap off and fix the error. If you are not sure how to fix it, please attach the AUTOSAVE to your reply. Please see here for how to attach files: .


Hi there. I did follow all the instructions on other threads but could not work out which line I had to edit which is why I contacted the forum directly. Thanx for offering to help. I’ve uploaded the file that will not open. Anything you could do to get it to open would sooooooo helpful.

Cheers, Mike :slight_smile:
New Project - 2014-06-08 01-28-49 N-1.autosave (1010 KB)

Try the attached. It looked like the usual problem where the last line but one was corrupt so that has to be removed.

New Project - 2014-06-08 01-28-49 N-1.autosave (1010 KB)

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. O M G YOU ARE AMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAZING. It all came back and nothing was lost. I can’t thank you enough. CHEERS, Mike :slight_smile: