I’ve just finished recording a 29mins “radio show” for one of my assignments in college. I was so close to finishing it and i did saved a few times throughout the process of recording it. is there any way that I can restore them? and why is this even happening? I stayed up more than 12hours for it and this is what happens…? help please… thanks in advance…

Continue without deleting the “orphan” files (the radio button you show in your image).

Are you missing any audio after doing that?

If yes, open Help > Show Log… then Log > Save… and attach the log file. Please see here for how to attach files: https://forum.audacityteam.org/t/how-to-attach-files-to-forum-posts/24026/1 .

Did you have other projects open at the same time that you had this one open?