Unable to parse project info

I was recently creating a song mashup of songs that were downloaded from Youtube and I edited and rearranged them with Audacity. I was editing on the project 5 minutes before this happened. I saved the project and closed it for a short period of time. Then when I came back a few minutes later I keep receiving this message:

Unable to parse project information

“timestamp”: 1659023162,
“event_id”: “06de9687223cea41a3914692acf95c77”,
“platform”: “native”,
“release”: “audacity@3.1.2”,
“contexts”: {
“os”: {
“type”: “os”,
“name”: “Windows”,
“version”: “10.0.19044”
“exception”: {
“values”: [
“type”: “Error_Opening_Project”,
“value”: “Unable to parse project information.”,
“mechanism”: {
“type”: “runtime_error”,
“handled”: false,
“data”: {
“log”: "11:53:39: sqlite3 message: (1) no such table: project in "SELECT 1 FROM project LIMIT 1;"\n11:53:48: ParseString error: Error: not well-formed (invalid token) at line 3\n===begin===<?xml version=\"\" standalone=\"no\" ?>\n<!DOCTYPE project PUBLIC \"-//EN" "http://" >\n<project xmlns="http://" version="" audacityversion="" sel0="" sel1="" vpos="1792" h="" zoom="" rate="44100" snapto="off" selectionformat="hh:mm:ss + milliseconds" frequencyformat="Hz" bandwidthformat="octaves"><tag name="ALBUM" value="Starships"/><tag name="TITLE" value="Starships (Edit)"/><tag name="description" value="Hello and welcome to Cloudy Hits. Here is a new video for you all. Please press read more to find more information! Throwback Thursday - Week 4

(and then hundreds of lines of wavblocks)

I’m not very tech savvy at all and I would really appreciate any help that you can give me. I really need this file restored. Thank you.

I can’t say that I’ve seen this error since 3.1.3 was released. I think the first thing to try is running in 3.1.3.

If that doesn’t work, you can try the recovery steps outlines in this post: Corrupt or Otherwise Broken Audacity Project Recovery

Before you do anything, make a copy of your .aup3 project file, and try to work on a local copy (don’t use files on the cloud or files that are being replicated to the cloud).

Downloading 3.1.3 worked!! Thank you so much! I should’ve downloaded it in the first place that’s my mistake. I appreciate the quick response thank you again!