Lost project file, data file only

Using Windows 10, Audacity 2.1.3

I accidentally deleted an Audacity project file, and now the data file is split into a bunch of 6-second chunks. I’m not sure how they are sequenced, and I’m trying to follow the pattern as I paste all the chunks back together. However, I cannot figure out how the file chunks were named or sequenced. Is there a pattern to how these data file chunks are named?

Is it clear what I mean? Please let me know if not.


Is there a pattern to how these data file chunks are named?

The little AU files are intentionally randomly named.

a bunch of 6-second chunks.

The sound was always in tiny 6-second fragments. You need the Project Manager file (AUP) to put it all back together.

Was this a raw capture or recording? Then you might have the possibility of following the individual AU files’ time and date stamps. But don’t get all excited. Windows stamps aren’t detailed enough to do a good job. That and the AU files alternate Left and Right in a stereo show.

If you have a lot of time on your hands, you might unscramble them through careful listening since Time and Date will get you close.

If this is an edited project, it’s gone. The little AU files scramble at the first edit.