I’m very new to Audacity and also new to sound files in general. Can someone point me to a primer for the basics of Audacity’s file structure?
I’ve noticed there are hundreds of .au files added to my hard drive in four distinct groupings within a “data” folder for every .aup file, the editable file.
My project includes several hours of lectures. I’m editing out the coughs and prolonged silences. What’s good practice of file management on such a project. At what point in the editing process can I dispose of the .au files?