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vincifer13
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Post by vincifer13 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:35 pm

Hi, I recently read that you are not able to read or move files.
I did both before knowing, since I am used to Autodesk programs allowing you to set up your own project folders.
Did I just ruin the first 6 episodes of my podcast by doing this?
I can not re-record our reactions.....

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Re: Renamed

Post by steve » Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:40 pm

vincifer13 wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:35 pm
Did I just ruin the first 6 episodes of my podcast by doing this?
Yes, but if you only moved / renamed them and didn't delete or modify them in any other way, then you can probably get them back.

Attach one of the .AUP files to your reply (see: viewtopic.php?f=49&t=64936) and I'll show you what you need to do.
IMPORTANT: What operating system do you use? If you're on Windows (as your profile says), then download and install NotePad++ (https://notepad-plus-plus.org/) - it will make the job a lot easier.
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Re: Renamed

Post by vincifer13 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:14 pm

Hey thanks so much for the reply, I didn't think anyone would help. I'm DLing notepad++ right now.
Is this going to involve coding?
Attachments
1.DC.Don'tListenKristenWig.aup
(199.43 KiB) Downloaded 7 times

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Re: Renamed

Post by vincifer13 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:17 pm

and now I'm experiencing when I export as a .wav it's saving as 16 gb…. I didn't change any setting

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Re: Renamed

Post by vincifer13 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:01 pm

Also I am using Windows 10, I apologize, I assumed when the forum asked me what I used it would just be attached.

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Re: Renamed

Post by steve » Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:15 pm

If you open the AUP file in NotePad++, you will see this at the top of the file:

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<?xml version="1.0" standalone="no" ?>
<!DOCTYPE project PUBLIC "-//audacityproject-1.3.0//DTD//EN" "http://audacity.sourceforge.net/xml/audacityproject-1.3.0.dtd" >
<project xmlns="http://audacity.sourceforge.net/xml/" projname="DC.Don&apos;tListenKristenWig_data" version="1.3.0" audacityversion="2.2.2" sel0="3934.5516553288" sel1="3934.5516553288" vpos="0" h="3934.6445351474" zoom="86.1328125000" rate="44100.0" snapto="off" selectionformat="hh:mm:ss + milliseconds" frequencyformat="Hz" bandwidthformat="octaves">
Look carefully at that section and you will see the name of the project folder, as I've highlighted here:

<?xml version="1.0" standalone="no" ?>
<!DOCTYPE project PUBLIC "-//audacityproject-1.3.0//DTD//EN" "http://audacity.sourceforge.net/xml/audacityproject-1.3.0.dtd" >
<project xmlns="http://audacity.sourceforge.net/xml/" projname="DC.Don&apos;tListenKristenWig_data" version="1.3.0" audacityversion="2.2.2" sel0="3934.5516553288" sel1="3934.5516553288" vpos="0" h="3934.6445351474" zoom="86.1328125000" rate="44100.0" snapto="off" selectionformat="hh:mm:ss + milliseconds" frequencyformat="Hz" bandwidthformat="octaves">

You have been a bit naughty with your chosen file name ;) It is bad practice to use punctuation of other "special" character in file names, but you have used both a dot and an apostrophe. I'm not on Windows at the moment, and I'm not sure off the top of my head how Windows handles apostrophes, but I expect the the project folder will either be called:
DC.Don&apos;tListenKristenWig_data
or
DC.Don'tListenKristenWig_data
My guess would be the latter.

So you've got the AUP file, which you need change the name from "1.DC.Don'tListenKristenWig.aup" to "DC.Don'tListenKristenWig.aup", and you need to locate the _data folder that must be named "DC.Don'tListenKristenWig_data"

The AUP file and the _data folder must both be in the same location (for example, on your Desktop).
You should then be able to open Don'tListenKristenWig.aup with Audacity.

Tip: In future, when naming projects, stick to alphanumeric characters only - these are universally safe on any platform.
The full set of rules about naming files on Windows are quite complex (See: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/desktop/FileIO/naming-a-file) but lower case letters and numbers are always safe. Upper case letters are also safe except for:
CON, PRN, AUX, NUL, COM1, COM2, COM3, COM4, COM5, COM6, COM7, COM8, COM9, LPT1, LPT2, LPT3, LPT4, LPT5, LPT6, LPT7, LPT8, and LPT9.
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Re: Renamed

Post by vincifer13 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:51 pm

Thank you so much, you saved me a lot of heartache :)

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