Saved a project then lost everything when exporting to MP3

Help for Audacity 2.x.x on Mac OS X.

ImageThis forum is for Audacity 2.x.x on Mac OS X 10.4 and later.
Please state which version of macOS you are using,
and the exact three-section version number of Audacity from "Audacity menu > About Audacity".

Audacity 1.2.x and 1.3.x are obsolete and no longer supported. If you still have those versions, please upgrade at
The old forums for those versions are now closed, but you can still read the archives of the 1.2.x and 1.3.x forums.

Saved a project then lost everything when exporting to MP3

Permanent link to this post Posted by cmaronchick » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:17 pm

I had a project file that had the background music synced and leveled exactly how I wanted, so I opened that and saved it as a new project.

We then recorded about 30 minutes of audio.

I saved the project, then exported the audio before editing as an MP3. I received an error that I can't recall.

All of the recorded audio was then missing.

When I closed and reopened the project, the audio was still missing.

There are still .au files in the _data folder.

Is there any way to restore this? I can't seem to figure it out. Thanks!
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:07 pm
Operating System: OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later (macOS)

Return to Mac OS X

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests