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swoodtmk
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Logic Pro audio some files disappeared

Fri Sep 17, 2021 8:44 am

Hi,
Some of my audio files have disappeared and hoping for a bit help locating them?
I've attached a screen shot which show the missing waves though the bottom one 'GTR1' still has the wave though I can't hear it?
Thanks for any help/thoughts.
Cheers,
Stu
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David Nahmani
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Re: Logic Pro audio some files disappeared

Sun Sep 19, 2021 2:56 am

Missing files questions are tough to answer because only you know what your typical workflow is, how and where you typically save and handle your audio files, and what you do with them. So it's a bit like you saying you've lost your wallet and asking for help locating it.

Still we can go through it together:

1. Did you get an alert when you opened that Logic project, stating that some of your audio files were missing?

2. How did you save this project prior to having this issue: as a package, as a folder? Onto your system drive, an external drive? Was the project moved, copied, backed up?

3. Where do the audio files come from: are they recordings from acoustic instruments? Bounced files from software synthesizers or samplers? Downloaded samples? Files provided by someone else via email, or some other way?

As for the issue of the track that shows a waveform but you can't hear it, could you post a screenshot of that with that track selected, the Inspector visible (so we can see the meters), during playback?
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Re: Logic Pro audio some files disappeared

Sun Sep 19, 2021 8:27 am

Hi David, thank you for your help. I managed to find backup files and reloaded into the project! Still a strange one as don't think I renamed or moved anything! Obviously I must have done something...all sorted now and thank goodness I kept a backup. Cheers, stu
 
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Re: Logic Pro audio some files disappeared

Sun Sep 19, 2021 8:35 am

Well it's good to hear the issue is resolved for sure but from now on I would suggest you watch your workflow. I recommend saving your project organized as a project folder, with "Copy audio files" selected before you start recording any audio in the project, and then obviously as you mentioned never rename or move or delete any audio files from the Finder.

And for sure it's good to hear that you had a backup.

In any case if the issue reoccurs, feel free to ask for our help again right here.
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Re: Logic Pro audio some files disappeared

Sun Sep 19, 2021 9:56 am

Thanks again David and will do:)