[Lab] Mac knowledge??

Tom Burns tom.i.burns at gmail.com
Tue May 14 14:26:06 EDT 2013

Hey Michael,

I'd suggest checking where Audacity normally saves files and that's where
you can likely find them?

Mac's kinda weird in that apps are really directories.  Try doing something
in terminal like "cd /Applications/Audacity.app; find . | grep aup" and see
if it's saving them *inside* the app directory (some apps do that and it's
really weird).


On Tue, May 14, 2013 at 1:52 PM, michael michael <magicrobot at gmail.com>wrote:

>   hey,
>          I'm hoping someone with deeper Mac knowledge can help me to the
> clear, simple solution to a strange problem finding files on my Mac. (it's
> an older Macbook Pro, OSX 10.5 pretty sure, if that really matters here..)
>      my issue is: I record almost all of my practicing, jamming, at home
> with Audacity.  I re-installed Audacity and recorded three pieces before
> doing any of the full setup for temporary and final storage location for
> files. I have set these locations now.
>   for a few weeks I was working with these three files in Audacity by
> opening the .aup files from Audacity's   File>Open Recent  list.
> I did some recording after this, so the three files are no longer in the
> Open Recent list.
>   I usually look over the archive of all recording I have done by using
> Spotlight to show all .aup files on the computer. the three files I want
> are not in the list in Spotlight.( I noticed this while the files still
> showed up in the Audacuty>File> Open Recent list.)  I have tried both .aup,
> and the "exp wed" which they were named, but nothing.
>   I used the terminal commands to show all hidden files in Spotlight, but
> still nothing.
>     does anyone know how I can find these files?  I am not totally sure of
> the full name as I may have used our band name raas (nothing comes from
> searching raas either...), but am very sure the names were "exp wed" and a
> #.  I know for sure they are all .aup files, and I was able to open and
> make an mp3 from one three months after recording.
> it is driving me nuts to know they are on the computer, somewhere, but the
> computer won t see them....
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