Is there a way to repair a corrupted AUP3 file?

No time crunch here.

:blush: Well, that is a good thing. Due to a faulty assumption of my own, I had a problem with the upload. I am going to try this again, later. :blush:

No. I have not forgotten about you. :smiley: The second upload attempt failed due to a dropped network connection. :frowning: :astonished: :open_mouth: :angry: :cry:

So there is another one on the way. But it will take many many hours again - and that is assuming everything goes well. :wink:

Well, I can’t say I’ve ever had this much difficulty uploading a file: I got up in the middle of the night to check the completion of the transfer and found the upload was aborted due to another network failure. Anyway, at that time, I re-started they upload, yet another way. At this time, it is still running, but not even close to being done.

If this fails, I am going to try breaking the file apart into sections. :imp: :smiley:

OK, the tenth time is a charm! :smiley: I have PM’d you the link. :smiley:

I have the same problem! When I try to open my file, it says, “Audacity failed to read from a file in C:.” with the following problem details posted below.
Can you please let me know how I can fix this? It looks like the previous user was able to successfully recover the file. I would be happy to send the file over if it is possible to look at it. Thank you.
“timestamp”: 1644362192,
“event_id”: “fe771912883f984888689e463167c9ea”,
“platform”: “native”,
“release”: “audacity@3.1.3”,
“contexts”: {
“os”: {
“type”: “os”,
“name”: “Windows”,
“version”: “10.0.22000”
“exception”: {
“values”: [
“type”: “File_Error”,
“value”: “Audacity failed to read from a file in .”,
“mechanism”: {
“type”: “runtime_error”,
“handled”: false,
“data”: {
“sqlite3.rc”: “11”,
“sqlite3.context”: “SqliteSampleBlock::Load::step”

Yes. There are instructions posted here: Corrupt or Otherwise Broken Audacity Project Recovery

THANK YOU!! It worked and I thought I had lost it forever!

Thanks for the report - we have been getting extremely favorable reviews on the success of this new repair facility. :smiley:

I’ve got this same issue cant pm anyone yet.
I tried using the repair tool but no luck.
Please can I zip this up for someone to try and fix?

Go ahead and zip it up, upload it to a public file sharing service and post a link. I’ll take a look at it.

[Edited] I see you have posted it elsewhere - I’ll update there: Corrupt or Otherwise Broken Audacity Project Recovery - #25 by Derick9184

Hey. I am having a similar issue. I tried using the recovery tool with no luck. I was wondering if anyone could help me. Thank you for any help you can give me.

If the recovery tools fails for you, it is highly unlikely it will work for anyone else. However, I’ll try to give you a second opinion. Your file is large.
I’ll take a look at it tomorrow or Tuesday.

So I have uploaded a file. I PM’d you the link. :smiley:

Thank you so much! You are an angel.

Happy to Help. :smiley:

I have a similar problem. Worked a while on a project and suddenly my PC crashed. Even though I saved the file from time to time, the file can not be opened anymore. Error: Unable to work with the blockfiles.
Is there any chance for recovery?

Thanks in advance and all the best,

Yes. See the first post here: Corrupt or Otherwise Broken Audacity Project Recovery

Thanks for your reply!
I already tried the tool you mentioned.
Step 1 does not work - file doe not open with same error.
Step 2 terminates after some seconds giving this error: Executing query #2 (PRAGMA writable_schema = on;)…Unexpected lost_and_found structure

So, if you care to zip up your .aup3 project file and upload it to a public file sharing service, then PM me a link; I’ll have a look-see. However, it is most likely that I’ll only be able to confirm your issue.

I am a content creator that creates a podcast of approximately over 2 hours. I have poured my time and love into my work, and I put it everything on a hard drive.

Lately, these past couple of weeks, I have been noticing an issue with my hard drive. The Hard drive works perfectly well outside of Audacity 3.1.3, however, it seems like multiple 2 hour long Audacity projects don’t load at all. So I copy the file to my local computer hard drive. Windows creates the error Can’t read from source file or disk. However, if I load Audacity it says that it “Audacity failed to read from a file in ”.

Audacity always struggles to load in gigantic files, and that’s understandable: loading in GBs of data understandably take time, but when it seem to be failing for every large file, I am really concerned. Smaller files seem to work so far in my tests.

I notice another forum on loading on using your audacity repair tool, but the steps to do that involve copying those files from my hard drive into a downloads folder and renaming it. However, since every transport from the hard drive to the computer always fails, I can’t use that work around. Or, at least, everything I’ve tried for that has failed.

I really hope years worth of work hasn’t been lost, and if there’s anything I can do to recover all of those countless hours, I would be much obliged.

I recognize this is likely way out of your league, but if you have any suggestions or ideas, I would appreciate it!

I don’t think my hard drive itself is corrupted because I can read in some files just fine, but for some reason, there are a lot of seemingly corrupted files. Is there a way to fix this that you are aware of?