I am stumped after my pc crashed during a recording, I rebooted, reloaded audacity and got the “invalid token at line X” error, so I google a bit and find you can get to the autosave .au audio files, which I have and they are the files im after as I listed to a couple, so made a backup, but how do I recombine them? there’s 3 separate folders in the projects file full of hundreds of au files (1 also has .auf files), but I just need to recombine all of these short clips into one again, I tried the Audacity Recovery Utility but I only get an error saying “Errors occurred - See the logfile audacity_recovery.exe.log for details” so matter what I do
I have audacity 2.0.6, windows 7 64bit home premium
You should take PC crashes seriously. Did you make sure you have latest drivers for your built-in sound device, like you said you were going to do? Assuming you have a branded computer like Dell or Lenovo, go to their site and download the latest Windows 7 64-bit audio drivers for your specific computer model.
Like I said I was going to do? I assume you’re referring to a very old post I made here like a year ago? lol, this is not related to that at all as that was solved and this is a separate one off issue, but thanks for the concern.
Audacity itself cannot crash your computer, so as it is, something is not right on your computer and if you do nothing Sod’s Law dictates it could happen again during an irreplaceable recording.
I’ve removed the empty spaces near the end of the AUTOSAVE file. Please try the attached.
I also strongly recommend you update to the latest Audacity 2.1.1 from http://audacityteam.org/download/windows. The AUTOSAVE file that 2.1.1 writes is not a plain XML file like 2.0.6 writes and quite possibly would not have failed.
After cleaning the empty data out of the AUTOSAVE file you only have about 13 minutes of stereo recording to recover (256 AU files). 256 AU files are “missing” according to the log, so presumably Audacity cannot find any of the recording.
I suggest you force quit the badly recovered project in Task Manager (don’t close it normally from within Audacity or you will lose the ability to recover it).
As you can see from the log, Audacity is looking for the missing 256 files in the folder "C:\Users\Jay\AppData\Local\Temp\audacity_temp\project9953\e00\d00". So that “d00” folder is where the files have to be. Make sure the files are there and that you have permission to access that folder before launching Audacity again.
If you have “C:\Users\Jay\AppData\Local\Temp\audacity_temp\project9953\e00\d01” or other “d” folders, then those were lost from the AUTOSAVE file so the only way to recover those folders is by following Recovering crashes manually. You could also recover "C:\Users\Jay\AppData\Local\Temp\audacity_temp\project9953\e00\d00" by the same manual method.
Any AU files in other folders that are edited recordings or imported files cannot be manually recovered in the correct order.