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Audacity Recovery Utility

My church uses the Windows version of Audacity to record our services. Somehow one of the Audacity project (AUP) files was damaged, so all they had was the AU sound bites. I tried importing them, but they all came in as individual tracks.

After a few seconds of googling I found the Audacity Recovery Utility. I installed it, pointed it at the AU files, and it reassembled them into a WAV file. From there I could edit and export to MP3.

Detailed instructions:
  1. Run Audacity Recovery Utility.
  2. Enter the Recovery Parameters.
  3. Location of .AU Data Files: click Browse, select folder with .AU files (folder name ends with _data).
  4. Number of Channels: 1 for mono, 2 for stereo.
  5. Click Start Recovery.
  6. A window will inform you that it found 1 continuous block of .au files. Click Yes to recover. This could take a few minutes.
  7. The program will create a WAV file in the folder full of .AU files named recovery_block1_channel1.wav.
  8. Open this WAV file with Audacity.
  9. Click File, Save Project As. Save it as you normally save an Audacity project.


Gail said…
Thank you so much! This worked perfectly for me. :)

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