I have read all through that but I’m still really struggling here.
I read that the structure of the parts should be as follows
A folder called
within that folder there should be the .aup file called
still within that folder there should be a number of .au files called something like
So what I have done is copy ALL of the files to a completely new folder on my desktop and put the aup files into the correct corresponding data folder.
Then I have moved ALL of the au files to the first song folder I am trying to restore. (as I obviously do not know what .au files are for which song)
But I am still getting the following errors when I try to open a a project
Error opening project: Couldn’t find the project data folder : “my_song_data” (I dont know why it cant find it, the .aup file is sitting in it)
Error opening project: Could not load file:“C:UsersDesktopfolder-namemy_song_datamy_song.aup”
No, you read wrong - the “my_song.aup” file (which is effectively the project manager file for the project) should sit at the same level in your file/folder structure as the “my_song_data” folder (which contains the .au audio files of the project.
You should never attempt to move or rename projects or files within projects unless you really know what you are doing.
You need to get the .aup file and it’s folder back on the dame level and back in the place where they were first created and with the same names.
So, I had thought a moment ago after looking on another post of a forum.
Lets say I cant get it all back together again, there seems to be another option, but its a bloody long winded one.
If I open a new Audacity file and drag in all of the .au files for one song (arranged by time they were created) I can put the track back together. But heres the problem. Each .au files is approx 6 seconds long and has a left and a right channel for each, so its going to take a LOT of arranging left and right to put this (and all the other songs) back together in order. (they are all sitting on top of each other at the moment)
Any further suggestions on this method perhaps?
Once you have got as far as being able to open the error log, if you open it, it will tell you the file structure of where it is trying to find the files.
The first song I had recorded should have had a folder in the main _data folder called
e00 followed by another folder within that called d00
So all I did was then was work out which song it was from from one .au file (in date/time order) copy all of the .au files in that date/time range and put them into the correct
e00/d00 folder structure.
Sometimes the above e and d folders didnt exists in the _data folder so I had to create them myself.
And to note, the d folder goes d00, d01, d02, d03 etc for each next song youve recorded in order.
So now I’m sorted. If anyone else has this problem and wants this explaining a bit better I will try at some point, so message on here if so.