"Save" Corrupted a File

larry-burriss wrote on 3/23/2020, 8:05 PM

Using SF 12, Windows 10. I have a 42 minute mp3 narration. I was editing (removing "umms" and stumbles), and at the 10 minute point saved the file. When the file reopened, minutes 8-24 were missing; there was just a large gap in the file. This also occasionally happens when I edit a weekly 2 minute radio spot. Ideas?


rraud wrote on 3/25/2020, 10:48 AM

No guarantees, but the data may be in temporary files folder. The temp file folder can be user defined in "Options> Preferences", but I think the default location is: "C:\Users\your user name\AppData\Local" select the files by date, the names may be cryptic.

MP3 files should be avoided for many reasons. Always work and save versions in the PCM format. The final end-user file can be encoded as an MP3 from the PCM master.

btw, the AppData folder contains 'system' data and is normally hidden.

larry-burriss wrote on 3/25/2020, 7:40 PM

OK, thanx for the help. I'll give it a try.

Elaine-Rigby wrote on 3/27/2020, 9:31 PM

rraud, I went to that location and there was no file there that I could recover. Much work on it and my file was absolutely erased upon saving. I use Windows 10 PC and have Sound Forge audio studio 14 and this is the 2nd time it has erased my file.