- I’m on a iMAC 16,2 Quad-Core Intel Core i5 running macOS Monterey 12.6.8.
- I’m using Audacity 3.3.3 with the full FFmpeg library.
Early this morning I had recorded a 30 minute piece of audio. I began to edit the clip, removing some dead air between two small areas at the start of the clip. Audacity crashed, so I restarted and reopened the recovered file. I noticed my clip was no longer 30 minutes, it was only seconds long. I immediately stopped, saved a copy of the file, and then went to the temp files for Audacity to grab the file.
- The file in the temp area was 590MB
- The file I saved from Audacity was 25K
Obviously, the data was still in the temp file, which I now had saved to my desktop: “New Project 2023-08-13 00-19-06 N-1 2 copy.aup3”
When I try to open it using FILE>OPEN> I get this:
"This project was not saved properly the last time Audacity ran.
It has been recovered to the last snapshot, but you must save it
to preserve its contents."
When I try to open it using EDIT>IMPORT>AUDIO I get this:
"Audacity did not recognize the type of the file '/Users/balloum/Downloads/New
Project 2023-08-13 00-19-06 N-1 2 copy.aup3’.
For uncompressed files, also try File > Import > Raw Data."
I tried renaming the file as a .WAV and as an .MP3, but got same warning and a tiny file size.
When I try to open it using EDIT>IMPORT>RAW DATA I get the Raw Data loaded, but it’s 55 minutes of blasting squelch. I can hear some of my original audio garbled down beneath, but it’s way beyond editing fixes.
There must be a way to force Audacity to look past the snapshot state to get the data, isn’t there?
I’m wondering if anyone has any guidance. I’d like to recover the audio if possible.