How to recover a project???

I was recording a project when my PC crashed and i can’t save this project.
I restart PC and when i opened Audacity i had a chance to recover, but doing this a message appears "erro not well-formed (invalid token) on line 1374.
I’m using AUDACITY 1.3 Beta (Unicode)
I have Windows XP, please how can i fix this?

TKS Rodrigo

The proper fix is to stop using old beta versions :wink:

Audacity 2.0.2 is available here:
If you are really lucky, Audacity 2.0.2 may be able to open the project.
If not, attach the .AUP file to your reply (see here:

Do not delete, rename or move anything relating to your project.

Hi Steve, tks for your help, i have some questions?

  1. I can’t save this project…if update Audacity, i’ll lose this attempt that the program give to recovered the project?
  2. When you said to sent you AUP, what it means? Is to sent you all program?

Sorry but i’m completely illiterate on this things…kkk :laughing: :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:


Oh dear, I was hoping that you had saved it at some point.
If automatic crash recovery fails the chance of manual recovery is not good.

There is a page on the Audacity wiki about crash recovery:

If you never saved a project (AUP) then the problem with invalid token is in the “autosave” file. If you still have the 1.3 version open, the autosave file should still be there at:
Documents and SettingsApplication DataAudacityAutoSave .

The file will have a project and timestamp in front of the “.autosave” extension. If you have that file please attach it ( see ) .

In cases where the recovery is incorrect, you should always leave Audacity open until the problem is fixed, or if you must quit Audacity, open Windows Task Manager and force quit Audacity only using the dialogue in Task Manager. That way, the autosave file and temporary _data will be kept, and the (incorrect) recovery will be offered again.

If you do not have the autosave file, then see Steve’s link ( ) - as described there, you have to do sorting and renaming of the AU files in the Audacity temporary folder, then use the 1.2 recovery utility to make WAV files from the AU files.