(Unable to work with the blockfiles)

Good morning folks.

First time I’ve run into this issue with Audacity - 3.0.4 on Windows 10.

The Aud file is saved to my hard drive and I’d done about 40 minutes of work on a 2-hour podcast; I imported 4 tracks (And the original Aud file had my track).

I’m getting this error message when trying to open. It shows the pop-up error and then exists as ‘new project [this date etc]’

can redo the work again but the biggest issue is my audio track is the original version of the file, and without this, there’s an entire vocal track missing and the podcast is unusable without it.

“timestamp”: 1630310379,
“event_id”: “6b43e838dd6e8f42b328e121d7179af0”,
“platform”: “native”,
“release”: “audacity@3.0.4”,
“contexts”: {
“os”: {
“type”: “os”,
“name”: “Windows”,
“version”: “10.0.19043”
“exception”: {
“values”: [
“type”: “Error_Opening_Project”,
“value”: “Project is corrupt\n(Unable to work with the blockfiles)”,
“mechanism”: {
“type”: “runtime_error”,
“handled”: false,
“data”: {
“sqlite3.query”: “DELETE FROM sampleblocks WHERE NOT inset(blockid);”,
“sqlite3.rc”: “11”,
“sqlite3.context”: “ProjectGileIO::GetBlob”,
“log”: “08:51:57: Error: Could not parse file "". \nError: Project is corrupt\n(Unable to work with the blockfiles)\n08:59:39: sqlite3 message: (11) database corruption at line 71416 of [1b256d97b5]\n08:59:39: sqlite3 message: (11) statement aborts at 8: [DELETE FROM sampleblocks WHERE NOT inset(blockid);] database disk image is malformed\n08:59:39: DBConnection SetDBError\n\tErrorCode: 11\n\tLastError: Project is corrupt\n(Unable to work with the blockfiles)\n\tLibraryError: database disk image is malformed\n”

Any help would be appreciated!

  1. Reboot your computer (this ensures a “clean” starting point)
  2. Launch Audacity 3.0.4
  3. Import “the original Aud file”

Does it import correctly?
If so:

  1. Export each track as “WAV” with the WAV options set to “32-bit float”.
    This provides perfect copies of the tracks.

  2. Save the project (as an AUP3 project)

  3. Quit Audacity
    7, Relaunch Audacity and check that you can open the new AUP3 project correctly.

How did that go?

If not, zip up your .aup3 file and upload it to a public file sharing service. Post or PM me a link. I’ll take a look at it.

I may have not explained clearly enough in my original message (my bad), but the original Audacity file was what I worked on and where I imported the other WAV files on top of (I didn’t export my track as a WAV and then import into a new Audacity file).

So I only have the audacity file that I’m trying to open (and is causing the current issue), which has my recorded track and the imported WAVs, but I don’t have my track as a separate WAV.


Thank you!

Let me know how the project works whose link I sent you (via PM) :smiley: