Split from https://forum.audacityteam.org/t/automatic-crash-recovery-issue/42152/7
Hey Gale, SOTU, I’m having close to the exact same problem. Lemme dive into this a little bit.
I’m using an old MacBook, it runs OS X V10.6.8.
So, first I record a whole show—four bands. Lots of audio. Two mics, stereo live recording. Around 3hrs of audio.
Take it home, everything’s fine, I even make a .wav file out of my band’s set. Come back to it the next day. Open the big show file.
Potential problem one: I hit “Save As” accidentally and the filename got renamed. Didn’t think it would be a problem, and that I’d fix it later. Probably a big mistake on my part.
Potential problem two: I was trying to use Bluetooth, and Audacity was having trouble recognizing the external, BT-connected speaker.
Then the thing closes on its own. I believe you call that a crash. All of a sudden, Audacity is gone, and I’m looking at my desktop screen.
Popup window comes up, sez Audacity just crashed, and asks if I want to reopen, so I say yeah. Then the Automatic Project Recovery starts to run, and I’m looking at a screen very similar to what SOTU posted on April 20. The only difference is that my filename within the box is different.
So then I try to shut the whole computer down. Before I can, the audio tracks appear within the track window (which possibly means they’re still there, but I just can’t access them), and in front of that, a separate dialogue box says “Warning: Problems in Automatic Recover, Project check found file inconsistencies during automatic recovery. Select ‘Show Log…’ in the Help menu to see details.” Then there’s an OK button. I click it. Nothing happens. It’s flashing light blue to dark blue, and when I click it, it gives me an animation as if I’d pressed and depressed a physical button, but nothing happens.
So then I have to Force Quit. I’ve Force Quit many times now, reopened, experienced the same problem. I even uninstalled and reinstalled the program as of yesterday, so I’m currently running the most current V of Audacity.
I think I’m going to need to change the settings, like you instructed SOTU to do, Gale. Something within the maze of folders and files. Got any recommendations for me?