PLEASE HELP: No audio displaying on tracks

I spent a few hours working on a project, saved it, and when I went back to open it again all of the tracks I created are there but there is NO AUDIO displaying… I have done a bunch of troubleshooting now and nothing seems to work. Somehow the data file got completed wiped.

When I go into File > Check Dependencies, it says “your project is currently self-contained; it does not depend on any external audio files” . The following in the log from audacity.

00:33:48: Audacity 2.1.2
00:33:48: Trying to load FFmpeg libraries...
00:33:48: Trying to load FFmpeg libraries from system paths. File name is 'avformat-55.dll'.
00:33:48: Looking up PATH environment variable...
00:33:48: PATH = 'C:\ProgramData\Oracle\Java\javapath;C:\Program Files (x86)\Lenovo\FusionEngine;C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\TXE Components\TCS\;C:\Program Files\Intel\TXE Components\TCS\;C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wbem;C:\WINDOWS\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\;C:\Program Files\Intel\WiFi\bin\;C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intel\WirelessCommon\;C:\Program Files (x86)\Lenovo\Motion Control\;C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\lenovo\easyplussdk\bin;C:\WINDOWS\System32\OpenSSH\;C:\Users\Ash\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WindowsApps;'
00:33:48: Checking that '' is in PATH...
00:33:48: FFmpeg directory is in PATH.
00:33:48: Checking for monolithic avformat from 'avformat-55.dll'.
00:33:48: Error: Failed to load shared library 'avformat-55.dll' (error 126: the specified module could not be found.)
00:33:48: Loading avutil from ''.
00:33:48: Error: Failed to load shared library '.dll' (error 126: the specified module could not be found.)
00:33:48: Loading avcodec from ''.
00:33:48: Error: Failed to load shared library '.dll' (error 126: the specified module could not be found.)
00:33:48: Loading avformat from 'avformat-55.dll'.
00:33:48: Error: Failed to load shared library 'avformat-55.dll' (error 126: the specified module could not be found.)
00:33:48: Error: Failed to load FFmpeg libraries.
00:33:48: Error: Failed to find compatible FFmpeg libraries.

Please someone tell me there is a way to get my stuff back. :blush: :blush:

The current version of Audacity is 2.3.0 (2.3.1 is due to be released later this month).
The current version is available via the Audacity website: Audacity ® | Download for Windows

Perhaps you moved or renamed or deleted the “project data folder” (see this post: Folder error opening - #2 by steve)