Talk:Recovering crashes manually

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Out of disk space crash

OMFG. Altho I had several gigabytes of disk space when I started editing my hour-and-a-half audio commentary, Audacity used it all and crashed. It gave me an error about files not being found, so I deleted the track I was working on, saved, and closed the application. But when I open it now, I get "can't open" a certain .au file and ALL tracks are blank. I've tried the recovery utility. I've looked in the temp folder. Apparently shutting down Audacity cleared the temp folder AND the working folder. The working folder has nothing but snippets I deleted. I'm the sort of person who saves regularly and backs up files in multiple locations, but Audacity's working files quickly grow to multiple gigabytes, so I can't afford to have them in multiple places, even with moving finished previous work to a backup drive. I've lost hours and hours of recording and editing work. I am stunned that the application is this gluttonous for disk space AND corrupts the file when it runs out of disk space. I'm just stunned. --Tysto 19:04, 8 June 2007 (PDT)

AIUI 1.3.6 has an autosave every 5 mins option which would prevent that. NT 03:51, 4 November 2007 (PST)


Have been trying to use the instructions here to recover an unsaved project using Audacity, but either I'm a retard or the instructions are not too clear. (Please, no voting :) )

If anyone that knows how to do it feels like explaining it more, great. Meanwhile I'll try one of the standalone tools. NT 03:51, 4 November 2007 (PST)