Recovering an Audacity Session

Hey everyone!

I have a podcast that I’ve been recording on audacity. When I was editing the podcast, I needed to close the program. After clicking close, I accidentally clicked “no” when I was asked if I wanted to save or not. (I’m stupid, I know) I tried clicking “cancel” when Audacity was cleaning up the temporary files, but I don’t know if I succeeded or not.

This episode was a pretty important one and I’m wondering if there is anyway that I can get my audio back at all?

I think I’m currently running 2.1.3

Doesn’t look good. Audacity goes around and scrubs all its buffers and caches when it closes. Leaving “trash” around is considered very bad practice.

What’s considered very good practice is Exporting a WAV protection copy of your raw podcast recording before you start editing it.


Probably not.
Try restarting Audacity - if Audacity offers to recover the project, then you may be lucky, but my guess is that the project has totally gone and is lost forever.

If you had been using the current 2.3.2 version of Audacity, then you may have been lucky, The current version is more cautious when it handles “Cancel”, but as far as I’m aware, version 2.1.3 would have deleted the data from disk.

The current version of Audacity is available via the Audacity website: Audacity ® | Download for Windows