[ardour-users] corrupted session file?

Paul Winkler pw_lists at slinkp.com
Thu Mar 17 12:54:28 PST 2005

Don't have an answer for you but you might try the #ardour
channel on irc.freenode.net.
Mostly for developers not users, but maybe somebody
will help.


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.
> Thanks in advance,
> Jenny
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