Restore aup3 file?

I’m recording an audiobook with multiple tracks, and one of my aup3 files won’t open. All the information is there, but the error message I get when opening is “Audacity failed to read from a files in C:”.

The code below:
“timestamp”: 1637509230,
“event_id”: “e9384cc25035704b97a4c2502d176d0c”,
“platform”: “native”,
“release”: “audacity@3.1.2”,
“contexts”: {
“os”: {
“type”: “os”,
“name”: “Windows”,
“version”: “10.0.19044”
“exception”: {
“values”: [
“type”: “File_Error”,
“value”: “Audacity failed to read from a file in .”,
“mechanism”: {
“type”: “runtime_error”,
“handled”: false,
“data”: {
“sqlite3.rc”: “101”,
“sqlite3.context”: “SqliteSampleBlock::Load::step”

It’s similar to the problems others have identified on this form here ( and here (

Any idea how this could be restored?

The file is here if anyone wants to poke around.

So I was able to recover your file. I PM’d a link. :smiley:

AMAZING! Thank you so much jademan! I’ve learned from these threads good ideas to help prevent this in the future.

What did you do to recover it? Is it something I can do in the future (not that there’s going to be a future of this happening again… :open_mouth:)

You are welcome. I’m glad I could help. :smiley:

I have a few experimental versions of Audacity that I use to help recover damaged projects. I don’t know of anything you can do at your end.