[ardour-users] corrupted session file?

Bengt Gördén bengan at sunet.se
Thu Mar 17 12:40:44 PST 2005

On Thu, Mar 17, 2005 at 02:33:26PM -0500, Jenny Bernard wrote:
> Hello all,
> I am relatively new to Linux and Ardour, and have a major
> problem.  After hours of work for my final project due this
> afternoon, Ardour suddenly started telling me that it could
> not save the state of my current session.  I exited the
> program (chose "save and quit"), and now my project file will
> not load anymore.  It tells me
> [ERROR]: Could not understand ardour file
> /home/jenny/foo/finalproject/finalproject.ardour
> [ERROR]: Session"/home/jenny/foo/finalproject (snapshot
> finalproject)" did not load successfully
> I tried opening the backup file (finalproject.ardour.bak) and
> get the same message.  Also, if I try to copy the backup file
> to a file named *.ardour the same thing happens.  All of the
> audio data from my session is in the folder, but the setup of
> the project is very complex and I need this session file back!
>  Any tips on what I could do to restore it?
> I am running ardour 0.9beta27 on Mandrake 10.1, multimedia
> kernel 2.6.10-1.mm.17mdk.

There was something similar a week ago.

Sotnabeaivi 06 njukčamánu 2005 11:46, mArukqs čálii:
> Can you give more specific information about what you were doing when the
> > error occured?
> > What was the last thing you did?
> The last thing I did was "Clean up unused sources". Before that everything
> was fine.
> I still have my project folder with broken project file, so I can send my
> ardour project file if you need to have a look.

That has happened to me, too, about a year ago. I thought it was fixed by now.

I moved all files files from the {name of your project}/dead_sounds directory 
to the {name of your project}/sounds directory.

Hope this helps you, too.

Børre Gaup
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