Thanks for your mail. the system didn’'t crash, not even when working with audacity.
I recovered them at the previous state. And I cannot open them.
They seem to be well recovered (aup file + data folder).
Is there a repair mode ?
You don’t say what happens when you try, nor do you say what version of Audacity you are running.
Note that as koz alluded, it is important that the .aup file and the _data folder have exactly the same names (other than these stated differences). For example if the aup file is named abc.aup, then the data folder must be named abc_data.
Do you want to post a screen shot demonstrating your difficulty?
The .aup file d the data folder have exactly the same name and are in the same directory. There are some spaces in the names of the file and folder (but it doesn’t make any problem with the initial files : ie the non recovered)
I open the .aup file through the menu file / open and I have the following message
“the abc.aup file is an audacity project file. Please use the command file / open to open the audacity projects”
==> It will also be useful if you can post the last several lines of the log file. Help > Diagnostics > Show Log. Save the log file then copy the text directly to your post. You can embed it with the “code display” button: “</>”
20:26:37: File name is D:\testrec\test2.aup
20:26:37: Mime type is *
20:26:37: Opening with libsndfile
20:26:37: Opening with liboggvorbis
20:26:37: Opening with libflac
20:26:37: Opening with libmad
20:26:37: Opening with lof
20:26:37: Opening with libav
20:26:37: Error: Importer::Import: Opening failed
Below they are many lines with the following commands (+ parameters)
I compared to an audacity file that can be listened, I see 2 major differences :
1 - the header of the correct file is much more developed, it includes :
2 - The titles of the .au files included in the .aup file are consistent with the ones in the _Data directory.
Whereas for the recovered file (the one that cannot be opened), the titles of the .au files seem not to appear in the .aup file.
Yeppers. It appears you are missing the first part of your .aup file. If you are an enterprising individual you or a friend could possibly piece together enough of an .aup file to recover portions of your data. I will not do this. I am not working on .aup files at the moment as I have several other projects that need my attention. Good luck.
copying/renaming both the .aup files and the _data files
Legacy AUP text files have the original project name burned in to the text (red box).
The filenames and the AUP text must match.
I think it’s possible to edit the AUP file so it and the revised filenames match. It’s been a while since this operation was needed. Search the AUP file for instances of the original name.
While you have your AUP file open, does it look roughly like that example? The layout will be different, but words should match. The file should not have black blocks, NUL NUL NUL or graphic characters.
If you are missing the whole top part of that illustration, then I think that’s the end of the world.
There are difficult and painful methods of recovering a show without a working AUP file, but if this is an edit rather than a raw recording, that is the end.
The _DATA folder has your show as little 6-second AU sound files. AU files will play in Audacity and it is possible to put a show back together by matching up the files one after the other. They are intentionally randomly named, and if you have a stereo show, the AU files alternate Left, Right, Left, Right.