I have a list of AU files, how can put them together

Hi Guys,

I am pretty new with Audacity. I have a problem with a recording I did a week ago. Now I only have a list of AU file of approx 6 secondes each.

How can I put them back together without hassling too much.

I have been looking around and I did not find anything yet. I am using Audacity 2.3.3, and I am on Windows 10.

The recording was on the 2.3.3 version.

Thanks a lot for your help

“You” don’t. That’s Audacity’s job. Audacity reads instructions from the “.aup” file that tell it how to put the pieces together in the right places.
See: Managing Audacity Projects - Audacity Manual

You should have an [u]AUP file[/u] and a folder of the same name. If you moved things around, try to put them back. :wink: There are some “recovery” tools & techniques but I’ve never used them so maybe someone else can help.

And just for future reference, it’s a good idea to save (export to) a WAV file immediately after recording, and perhaps periodically when editing whether you make an Audacity project or not. Since a WAV file is a single self-contained file (or you could have multiple WAV files), it’s a little harder to mess-up. (From there you can make more backups depending on how critical and/or irreplaceable your audio is.)

Hi There,

I have two recordings. Both of them I have the AUP files. The problem is the folder names. Somehow they got mixed up and everything is in folder and the other is empty.
What do you mean when you say “try to put them back”
Thanks for your time

Hi Steve ! Thank you for the link.
Could you maybe tell me which content i could find my answer? Audacity is completely new for me, that’s why.
THank you for your help

I would recommend reading that entire page, but the most important part initially is the first half of the page. Read at least:

  1. Structure of an Audacity project
  2. Saving an Audacity Project
  3. Saving copies of projects
  4. Opening an Audacity Project

THank you very much for your advice.