Corrupted File

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Corrupted File

Permanent link to this post Posted by brandon75tyler » Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:07 pm

Please help I have spent a lot of time on the project and just want to recover my files. Yesterday I used to save as feature to save my project, I titled it "good" and saved it to my desktop. All was well and two new files were then created on my desktop. "good" and "good_data". The next day I attempted to open good but I received an missing audio data block files error. I just want to recover my hard work. I will attach a zipped copy of the two files on my desktop as well as the error log.

Log:
13:02:06: Audacity 2.2.1
13:02:06: Trying to load FFmpeg libraries...
13:02:06: Trying to load FFmpeg libraries from system paths. File name is 'avformat-55.dll'.
13:02:06: Looking up PATH environment variable...
13:02:06: PATH = 'C:\ProgramData\Oracle\Java\javapath;C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\iCLS Client\;C:\Program Files\Intel\iCLS Client\;C:\Windows\system32;C:\Windows;C:\Windows\System32\Wbem;C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\;C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Management Engine Components\DAL;C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Management Engine Components\DAL;C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Management Engine Components\IPT;C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Management Engine Components\IPT;C:\Program Files\Intel\WiFi\bin\;C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intel\WirelessCommon\;C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\PhysX\Common;C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wbem;C:\WINDOWS\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\;C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Shared;C:\Users\Brandon's Account\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WindowsApps;'
13:02:06: Checking that '' is in PATH...
13:02:06: FFmpeg directory is in PATH.
13:02:06: Checking for monolithic avformat from 'avformat-55.dll'.
13:02:06: Error: Failed to load shared library 'avformat-55.dll' (error 126: the specified module could not be found.)
13:02:06: Loading avutil from ''.
13:02:06: Error: Failed to load shared library '.dll' (error 126: the specified module could not be found.)
13:02:06: Loading avcodec from ''.
13:02:06: Error: Failed to load shared library '.dll' (error 126: the specified module could not be found.)
13:02:06: Loading avformat from 'avformat-55.dll'.
13:02:06: Error: Failed to load shared library 'avformat-55.dll' (error 126: the specified module could not be found.)
13:02:06: Error: Failed to load FFmpeg libraries.
13:02:06: Error: Failed to find compatible FFmpeg libraries.
13:02:06: Warning: Missing data block file: 'C:\Users\Brandon's Account\Desktop\Good_data\.au'
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Re: Corrupted File

Permanent link to this post Posted by brandon75tyler » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:18 pm

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Re: Corrupted File

Permanent link to this post Posted by colebatchd » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:24 am

I'm not overly useful, but you might want to take a look at my recent post and see if that script helps you

https://forum.audacityteam.org/viewtopi ... 46&t=98960
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Re: Corrupted File

Permanent link to this post Posted by brandon75tyler » Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:40 am

No that doesn't really apply to this but thanks for trying.
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Re: Corrupted File

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:48 am

When you selected Save As:, did you already have a project and you were creating a second or backup?

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Re: Corrupted File

Permanent link to this post Posted by brandon75tyler » Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:05 pm

No this was my first project since downloading audacity
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Re: Corrupted File

Permanent link to this post Posted by brandon75tyler » Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:06 am

Lol please someone read this post the project was important
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Re: Corrupted File

Permanent link to this post Posted by waxcylinder » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:36 am

kozikowski wrote:When you selected Save As:, did you already have a project and you were creating a second or backup?

The reason that Koz was asking this question was that we had a bad bug in 2.2.1 which is now fixed in 2.2.2

On the second and subsequent uses of Save As to an existing open project the bug caused the project data to be corrupted irreparably.

Fir saving to the same existing open project you are really supposed to use Save rather than Save As

As I said we have now fixed this bug for 2.2.2 - see: https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1811

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Re: Corrupted File

Permanent link to this post Posted by waxcylinder » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:48 am

Well, I've downloaded and unzipped your project.

And indeed it certainly looks like you have been bitten by that bug - all I get is a project with a lot of silent tracks.

I do note however that the data folder does contains all the little .au files (six second snippets of audio). There is a manual process for recovery - but you are extremely unlikely to be be able to make it work as it usually only works if no editing has been done and I'm assuming you edited a lot.
See this page about Audacity project structure: https://alphamanual.audacityteam.org/ma ... y_Projects

Worth a try though - here's the link for the manual recovery process: https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/rec ... ually.html

Good luck

And many apologies for the bug - we found it and fixed it absolutely as fast as we could. :oops:

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