I am in the process of recording 2 audiobooks at the moment. I had the Audacity files (.aup3) saved to the desktop and then came into a storage issue and every Audacity file for the second book saved to the desktop disappeared after restarting the computer. It also removed my Desktop Wallpaper and replaced it with a Mac default photo. The Audacity files were not found in the Trash, Finder nor in Time Machine. I have them saved to an External Hard drive and a Memory stick. However, they will not reopen in Audacity.
I am operating on a macOS Catalina 10.15.7 and Audacity 3.2.5.
Is there a way to find the files without having to re record them?
I have just tried that. These are the screen shots of the error message. Same That I get when opening them from the external HD. Then I cannot open Audacity files through Audacity. It won’t allow for it.
Somehow, they all reappeared on the desktop! Once I finished the first audiobook and began closing out windows, I saw them there like they never left. The are functioning properly as I open and play each one.
Thank you for the help. This one is a head scratcher