Garage Band file recovery

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by HarrisonLeonard, Nov 15, 2005.

  1. HarrisonLeonard macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2005
    This may be a stupid question, but I'm really not very computer savvy.

    This morning I had to give a speech performance before a class, and I recorded it from my computer in garage band.

    Later, I went to listen back to it. The audio file was there, I listened to it for a couple minutes, then stopped the track playback, double clicked on the track to add some effects to enhance the sound (compression, a little reverb, etc.). I listened back for about ten seconds, liked what I heard. I turned to a friend for 30 seconds, turned back, and the track was gone.

    To my knowledge I did not delete it by accident, but I could not swear to it. Here's the strange thing: I noticed that the 'paste' selection under the edit menu is emboldened, as if there was something waiting to be pasted in the program, but whenever I click 'paste' nothing happens.

    Earlier today, once, some sort of file did paste onto the track, but read 'file not found'. I've been careful to 'not save my changes' whenever I exit the program.

    It's not a HUGE deal, but I would really appreciate any knowledge or advice on possible file recovery, because it's really special to me that I get that audio back.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks so much,
  2. HarrisonLeonard thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2005
  3. JackRipper macrumors regular

    May 14, 2002
    Culpeper, Va
    If Garage Band has been open since the mysterious disappearance then your best bet is to hit Edit> Undo (Apple Z) until you get your track back.

    If you closed Garage Band after it disappeared, sorry, I don't think there is anything you can do.
  4. HarrisonLeonard thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2005
    Yes, I have tried to do that, but to no avail. Guess it's gone. Bummer. But thanks very much for helping me!

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