Windows 8, Audacity version 2.0.6
Error message when I load an .aup: “Audacity did not recognize the type of file ‘C:Users(my name)Desktopp1_fastforclimate3.aup’. If it is uncompressed, try importing it using “Import Raw”.”
Somehow my computer shut down and it didn’t shut audacity down properly. When I opened audacity again, it loaded in the wrong language (which was clearly a sign that things weren’t good), and recovered several other files that I had also left open from the previous session. These files were restored properly. I opted to restore all three files.
The file in question, “p1_fastforclimate3.aup”, which was around 6-7 minutes and very complex, with different tracks, volumes, snippets coming in and out, etc, was recovered incompletely. Only one track was displayed and it was maybe 20-40 seconds long, missing all the other elements and seemingly from the middle of the track. I thought there was some problem with the way the project loaded. I closed the project (after reading many topics in this forum, as well as http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/recovering_crashes_manually.html, http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/recovery.html, http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/directories_preferences.html, http://www.mesw.de/audacity/recovery/, I realize this was a mistake, but it’s too late to go back in time now).
So now there is nothing in C:UsersAdamAppDataLocalTempaudacity_temp
But I know I had saved the project correctly before the computer was (improperly) shut down. When I import the individual files from the p1_fastforclimate3 folder, the audio is there (just in snippet form).
It seems most of the audacity recovery utilities are designed for older versions of audacity. and I really struggle to understand how to run scripts for recover/automatic compilation of the audio.
I have a backup from 3 hours earlier and I’d rather avoid trying to redo the work, if it’s possible.
So this is all very puzzling to me. I understand it wasn’t shut down correctly and I didn’t recover properly, but everything is still there in the folder, so I should be able to get things back to where they were, right?
For any kind soul who may be willing to take a look at the files, I’ve uploaded a zip with the .aup and the folder of data. https://www.dropbox.com/s/8ictutup5jq7hhh/p1_fastforclimate3.zip?dl=0
Thanks for any perspectives or thoughts. I appreciate any feedback.