Lost data Files

I’m running Audacity 2.0.3 on Windows 7. I wanted to export an unfinished project so made a copy of it in my music file which loaded normally. After doing some minor editing I exported as a WAV file. I didn’t get the usual box with file options but manged to find the WAV file after a bit of searching, but when I reopened the project most of the files were missing. I then tried opening the original copy but to no avail. :angry: Help please! Bobington

Make sure that you are not getting confused between “Saving projects” and “Exporting audio files”.
You will find important information about how to safely handle “projects” here: http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/audacity_projects.html

Thanks Steve, I think I can see where I went. I didn’t use the ‘Save As’ comand but copied the projects in my music file using the ‘Windows’ copy and paste function.

Hi Bob

As I said on feedback@, Windows copy and paste is OK if you do the paste into a different folder than the one the original AUP and _data folder are in (because then Windows does not rename the AUP and _data folder).

But it’s still safer do to Save Project As.