Opening AUP Files

Please attach the AUP file to your reply.

Here are the AUP files, Thank you!
3rd Part Done.aup (84.6 KB)
4th Part.aup (49.4 KB)

Put the original AUP files somewhere safe (as a backup), then download these two files and put them into the original locations for “4th Part.aup” and “3rd Part Done.aup”.
4th Part.aup (49.4 KB)
3rd Part Done.aup (84.6 KB)

That worked! I have three more files that I need to open that I have attached.
I am so thankful to you. i am sending you a virtual hug!
Thank you,
Pick ups.aup (17.8 KB)
6th part.aup (92.6 KB)
5th Part.aup (75.5 KB)

Try these:
6th part.aup (92.6 KB)
5th Part.aup (75.5 KB)
Pick ups.aup (17.8 KB)
As far as I can tell the problem was caused by the (unofficial) Windows Store version.

Thank you so much Steve. I have made sure that I have got rid of any other variation and now only have the official Audacity on my computer.
You have saved me many hours! Thank you!

I had this exact problem today… I didn’t even download audiotonic it just appeared replacing audacity suddenly… Now I can’t open my recordings in audiotonic or audacity…

How did you solve this?


Hello, I have the exact same problem, but only with my last unfinished project, I can open my old work just fine in both Audiotonic and original Audacity. If someone could take a look I´d really appreciate it!
tomboy.aup (196 KB)

For anyone having this problem, my advice would be:

  1. Uninstall Audiotonic

  2. Download and install the real “Audacity 2.4.2” (available via the Audacity website:
    During the installation, enable the option to “Reset Preferences”.

  3. If you need to fix any broken projects, get a “plain text editor” (For Windows I’d recommend NotePad++).
    (make a backup copy of the .AUP file before doing anything else)
    Open the .AUP file in NotePad++ and find this near the top of the file:

version="" audacityversion=""

change that to:

version="1.3.0" audacityversion="2.1.0"

I’ve applied the fix described in my previous post.
tomboy.aup (196 KB)

Thank you so much steve you are awesome!!

I had the same problem as everyone else, but for some reason, when I followed your steps and changed the coding it was still popping up with a box that said the folder doesn’t exist. I attached my file below
Expression Audio.aup (30.5 KB)

The box saying that said the folder doesn’t exist is a different issue.

There are two parts to a project - the “.AUP” file which contains a list of instructions for Audacity, and a “_data” folder which contains the audio data for the project. In your case the “_data” folder should be called “Expression Audio_data”.

I’m having the same problem. Can you help me as well please?! I attached the file onto this message that I need to open
Closer3.aup (48.8 KB)

What do we do after we change the code? I’m not savvy of this type of thing

  1. Save the edited file.
  2. Close NotePad++
  3. Launch Audacity.
  4. “File menu > Open”

I changed the code in Notepad per Steve’s instructions, saved and reopened and bingo! (I’m trying to find where to find how to turn off any auto updates from the Microsoft store. The “terminate” button doesn’t work. If anyone knows how do do that, that would be great. Thanks, Steve!

If you have a version of Audacity from Microsoft Store, I’d recommend that you uninstall it completely and install the official version of Audacity 2.4.2 that you can download via the Audacity website:

PYU singing.aup (54 KB)

I am having this exact same problem. My project will not open and a pop-up box says “my file was saved using Audacity 2.1…0.0”…etc. Can you please help me recover this file?

Thank you.

You should all be contacting BlueSky since the problem is with their software:

Try this:
PYU singing.aup (54 KB)