Unable to open a VIP file saved last year

Xenofex2 wrote on 2/25/2020, 7:41 AM

Last year I recorded and then immediately saved, (I see as a VIP file), music recorded from the internet using Audio & Music Lab Premium (22.2.0.53). I now seem to find I cannot now open that file, although just wonder if the program is looking in the right place – see attached screenshot of the error message.This is NOT where my VIP file is saved and NOT for the link I clicked, hence my thought process.

Wondering if I had accidentally deleted any additional files associated with the recording, I have just actioned a similar ‘record and save’ using the same program. Again, just a VIP file is in the newly created Folder (no ancillary files) although this time after recording I also exported the file to MP3 and in addition then saved this in that same folder. I assume it should not make any difference but the only difference this time between these two VIP recordings (the failed opening one from last year and the recording this morning) is that I am able to reload this VIP file of the recording made this morning. They both appear to be the same type, a VIP file with nothing else in the folder.

I seem to think that my problem must be to do with where the program is looking to open the ‘saved file’ but cannot so far see a way to resolve. I have tried to re-open with both 'Load Project' and 'Load Audio File'. Any suggestions please?

George

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browj2 wrote on 2/25/2020, 7:56 AM

@Xenofex2

Hi George,

Like MEP, in ACL the VIP (project file) and the recording (WAV file) are 2 different animals. When you record, a wave file is created in the folder (subfolders) indicated on the recording page. You can change this. When you save the project, that is, the VIP, it normally gets saved to the project folder indicated in the paths settings.

I suggest that you search your disk drives for the file name of the wave file using Windows Explorer, or better still, get Search Every which will search through all of your disk drives. Your file probably got saved somewhere else or you moved it and you didn't notice, or you deleted it.

One more thing, I strongly suggest that you save the project with an appropriate name before recording. When you go into the recording parameters, the file name will automatically take on the name of the project and not "New...." It makes it easier to know what the wave file is about, especially if you want to use it in another program like MEP.

John CB

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Xenofex2 wrote on 2/25/2020, 9:41 AM

John

Thankyou again for your helpful reply. Whilst I fully understand your comment about the ‘two different animals’, what at the moment I cannot get my head round is why there is no ‘WAVE’ file in the folder of my recording this morning.

I guess though what your comment in that third paragraph is suggesting, is that because I did not ‘save the project before recording’, it is on my PC ….. somewhere. Something I must closely watch on my next recording.

It seems though that ‘Search Every’ link is not suitable for myself as I am running Windows 10 and that program it seems is only for Operating Systems XP/7/8.

George

emmrecs wrote on 2/25/2020, 10:45 AM

@Xenofex2

I agree the link for Search Everything suggests that it is only for earlier versions of Windows, but it is not! It runs quite happily under Win 10.

HTH

Jeff

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browj2 wrote on 2/25/2020, 10:51 AM

@Xenofex2

Ditto what Jeff said about Everything. I use it extensively in W10.

Look at your Record Settings in ACL. What do you see as the File path? Note in the image below that the recording filename will be "NEW_01.wav" because I did not save the project with a name yet. The project name is still NEW.VIP.

John CB

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Desktop System - Windows 10 Pro 21H1; MB ROG STRIX B560-A Gaming WiFi; Graphics Card Zotac Gaming NVIDIA GeForce RTX-3060, PS; Power supply EVGA 750W; Intel Core i7-10700K @ 3.80GHz (UHD Graphics 630); RAM 32 GB; OS on Kingston SSD 1TB; secondary WD 2TB; others 1.5TB, 3TB, 500GB, 4TB, 5TB, 6TB, 8TB; three monitors - HP 25" main, LG 4K 27" second, HP 27" third; Casio WK-225 piano keyboard; M-Audio M-Track USB mixer.

Notebook - Microsoft Surface Pro 4, i5-6300U, 8 GB RAM, 256 SSD, W10 Pro 20H2.

Xenofex2 wrote on 2/25/2020, 11:49 AM

John / Jeff,

 

Thankyou for that Everything update and I will now download.

I have though taken on board those comments that John made in that important third paragraph in the first reply. Since that reply I have actioned two shortsih recordings from the internet and this time, as John suggested, undertaken a save process before recording and now find I do have that WAVE file saved in the Folder.

Now I think I must have created a New Folder on a few occasions in the past but to think how long I have had the program and before it, ACL, I must count myself as being extremely lucky that I have not lost more.

Once again, many thanks, a solution to my problem and a really helpful link to Everything.

George