[ardour-dev] how to recover crashing session

Taybin Rutkin taybin at earthlink.net
Wed Aug 23 04:47:25 PDT 2006

On Aug 23, 2006, at 5:06 AM, Wolfgang Woehl wrote:

> Wednesday 23 August 2006 09:55, Tommi Sakari Uimonen:
>> Hello. I managed to crash one session with the 'good old' 0.99.3  
>> and it
>> cannot load it again without crashing. The same happens with a  
>> recent svn
>> version. I issued also a tracker item for this (0001254)
>> How would I try to recover the session by editing the xml file?
>> The crash happened from changing the zoom span to zero, maybe that  
>> has
>> something to do with it. Is it saved somewhere in the xml? I  
>> didn't find
>> it.
> Look for instant.xml's "Editor" tag in ~/.ardour/ and in your  
> session dir.

The instant.xml file just holds gui related stuff like window  
position and other non-essential information.  If it is corrupt, just  
delete it.  It'll be recreated and won't affect your music.


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