Error opening project: couldn’t find the project data folder. I am unable to open aup file in Windows 7 using Audacity 2.0.5. Keep getting error message. I have also found the same _data files in my docs. I need to be able to play them in Windows Media or Real Player. I need simple steps to correct this. Thanks!
There are no “_data files”. Each project has an AUP file and a _data folder of the same name. For example, Song.AUP and Song_data. So please don’t rename either AUP file or _data folder.
The AUP file must be in the same folder that the _data folder is in, but the AUP file must not be in the _data folder itself.
Please see: http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/audacity_projects.html .
That worked. Thanks! Now what do I do to convert the files to where I can send them and they can be played on Windows media or real player?
As it says at the top of Managing Audacity Projects , you have to use File > Export… to create an audio file for other programs. Please see Exporting Audio .
If you have more questions, please start a new topic about it.