I made a recording for a podcast that’s over an hour on Dec. 9th, and the file for the episode is called “Titanic.” Immediately after recording I hit save, closed up my computer. I’ve used the computer since then, with audacity and podcast stuff all minimized, but I haven’t actually looked at this since then.
Today, I opened the Titanic file to begin editing an the entire thing is blank. It’s as if I never recorded. I tried following the steps for a manual recovery (looking through %AppData% and so forth) but there’s nothing in my Session Data folders. (I’ve recorded and edited a few different episodes lately, so even if Titanic isn’t there, SOMETHING should be there…)
I’m scared to hit save and close again, so I’m just leaving this empty file named Titanic open on my computer and don’t know what to do. When I see what it was ‘last modified’ in File Explorer, it says Dec 9th, 1:50pm which was when I would have created and named the file – we started recording a bit after 2pm that day.
So where the hell did it go? And why don’t I have any recovery files, session data, or previous versions to restore? My computer has not crashed or updates since I recorded, I’ve only used it a few times and for nothing complicated.
SOS. This particular recording is crucial to the project and I am desperate to get it back.