I have a small problem with a Project.
I actually made a copy of my main project and tried different tools and features on the copy audacity Project and now, Audacity cannot open the copy at all and it says for the main one that “audio data files are missing”.
Attached you will find the window showed at the opening of my project.
“646 audio blocks .au are missing because of a crush, bug … and Audacity cannot automatically recover the files”
I think I get why he doesn’t like what I did but is it possible to recover these audio files which are still in the right folder on my HDD?
You should not make copies in your file manager, except by creating a new folder first, then copying the AUP file and _data folder of the original project to the new folder. Otherwise you risk destroying your project.
Use File > Save Project As… inside Audacity to copy a project.
Look at Help > Show Log… as the button in the dialogue says.
Put the AU files in the exact subfolder where the log says the missing files should be.
Yes, I unfortunately did not copy like you advise it.
The missing files are still in the good sub folder so I don’t have to move them.
I think I should use Audacity recovery utility but the installation is not so simple for me. I normally use the “Logithek” to install the software but cannot find it by this way.
I found http://www.mesw.de/audacity/recovery/ to get it but cannot install it via Terminal.
For the following points, I can’t go on :
Unlike most tarballs, the .zip file unzips into the current directory. Therefore create a new directory and cd to it, then unzip the contents (using the unzip command).
Then just execute the command ‘python audacity_recovery.py’ to start the program.
The scripts and recovery utility are only useful if you have an unedited recording where the time stamp order of the files is the same as the order of the files as they should be on the Timeline. So if the main project was an imported file, or was a recording you have been editing, those tools won’t recover the files in the correct order.