Thursday, March 20, 2014

Recovering files from Adobe Audition after a crash

I love Adobe products. I really can't live without it. Photoshop is a rock solid application that I can't remember ever dealing with a crash for the thousands of hours that I've used it. However, Premiere Pro and Audition crash all the time. I've lost countless hours of work so far. Crashes in Audition seem more severe as autosave seems to be not present. And only rarely I'm told that there is a file to recover from. However, I ran into an article on how to get back the files.

On my Windows 7 x64, the files were located in: C:\Users\***yourusername***\AppData\Local\Temp\Adobe\Audition\6.0

You will probably recognize a massive file with a random guid for a name that has been modified recently.  You can do an import on a raw file, then define the sample rate which, channels (1 for mono, 2 for stereo, 6 for 5.1), and resolution. I always record in 192000 sample rate, stereo, and 32-bit (float) wav so it was easy to figure this out.  The file you end up with is the recording, and chained to any other recordings and edits you may have made. Just clip what you need and there you go.