I have a podcast that is due in on Monday and need urgent help. We finished recording and it was all fine. I then created another copy to edit the podcast and I finished that. Then I sent a copy of the podcast to my fellow student. After this I could not open up either of the original or the edited version on my own macbook. Firstly for the original it said that it could not find the datatfiles even though they were next to it in the folder. Also it said that it was missing 64 au files therefore parts of the podcast were missing. Please can someone help as it is due in on Monday and worth 50% of our course.
I then created another copy to edit the podcast and I finished that.
How did you create the copy? If you used the Mac File > Duplicate system, it would have created files and folders with names different from the originals. Project names are burned into the AUP file and may not be changed.
You can open the AUP file in TextEdit and read it. The “real” project name is listed as projname="
The damaged project may have been caused by you closing your Mac without saving and closing Audacity.
Hi, I simply was in Audacity on the original file and saved project as as ‘Podcast Edit’ so that I would have two. The original podcast and one where I could edit and not interfere with the original recording.
Then I sent a copy of the podcast to my fellow student.
What did the fellow student get? And which won’t open? I count three shows.
Was there an original AUP file and _DATA folder? So you have Show, ShowVersionOne ShowVersionTwo. The other student got ShowVersionTwo? Does that open OK?
Did you record the show and immediately start to cut it for final? That’s a terrifically bad idea, by the way.
Bring this down to the steps you took so we can follow you.
If you still need help, restart Audacity, attach the AUP file for the first project file that won’t open, then also attach the log from Help > Show Log… so we can see what the errors are.
Repeat the restart of Audacity and as above for the other projects that won’t open.