Error Importing on 2.4.2 version

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Error Importing on 2.4.2 version

Post by Billymj63 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:06 pm

Hey everyone...trying to load a saved project into Audacity and this is the msg that pops up..."C:\Users B-Roll\Documents\Audacity\(name of the file)" is an Audacity Project File. Use the 'File>Open' command to open Audacity Projects...I am using 'File>Open' as I do with every saved project. I've yet to encounter this issue with any other saved project and I checked several of them to make sure it wasn't an issue and, they all open normally...PLEASE help! Why won't this particular file open??

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Re: Error Importing on 2.4.2 version

Post by steve » Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:38 pm

Billymj63 wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:06 pm
"C:\Users B-Roll\Documents\Audacity\(name of the file)"
What is the file extension of "name of the file"?
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Re: Error Importing on 2.4.2 version

Post by Billymj63 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:44 am

The entire error importing msg reads..."C:\Users\McAllister B-Roll\Documents\Audacity\EP_9.aup" is an Audacity Project file. Use the 'File > Open' command to open Audacity Projects...which I have. That's how I open every saved project.
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Re: Error Importing on 2.4.2 version

Post by steve » Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:42 am

Please attach the "EP_9.aup" file to your reply (See: viewtopic.php?f=49&t=64936)
I suspect the file is corrupt, which is something that I can check very easily.
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Re: Error Importing on 2.4.2 version

Post by Billymj63 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:46 pm

Here you go...Thanks for the effort!
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EP_9.aup.aup
(89.02 KiB) Downloaded 7 times

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Re: Error Importing on 2.4.2 version

Post by steve » Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:34 pm

As I suspected, that file is (totally) corrupted.

Is it possible that project could have been created with Audacity 2.2.1?
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Re: Error Importing on 2.4.2 version

Post by Billymj63 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:28 pm

Yes, I believe that was the version. I downloaded 2.4.2 after it was recommended I update.

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Re: Error Importing on 2.4.2 version

Post by steve » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:33 pm

There was a bug in the 2.2.1 version. If "Save As" was used to update the current project (rather than just using "Save" or "Ctrl + S"), the project was corrupted. I suspect that's what happened with that project.
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Re: Error Importing on 2.4.2 version

Post by Billymj63 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:22 am

Argh!! So, she's a goner? In the future, use 'Save' instead of 'Save As'?

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Re: Error Importing on 2.4.2 version

Post by steve » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:20 am

Billymj63 wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:22 am
So, she's a goner?
Unfortunately yes.

Billymj63 wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:22 am
In the future, use 'Save' instead of 'Save As'?
It doesn't matter so much now because the bug has been fixed, but normally you would use "Save" unless you wish to save the project with a different name or different location.

Example 1:
Saving a new project that hasn't previously been saved:
"File menu > Save Project > Save Project (Ctrl + S)"
You will be prompted to specify a name and where to save it.


Example 2:
Saving a project that has been previously saved:
"File menu > Save Project > Save Project (Ctrl + S)"
The saved project is updated.


Example 3:
Saving an existing project with a new name:
"File menu > Save Project > Save Project As..."
You will be prompted to specify a new name for the project and where to save it.
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