AUP File Extension

AUP file icon
Audacity Project Format
  • Developer
    Audacity
  • Category
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    3.1 (8 votes)

What is AUP file?

File with AUP extension contains project data for Audacity project. Audacity is a audio editing software. AUP files used XML format to save data. AUP file also stores information about each stage of given project and references to resource files.

Converting AUP files

Audacity offers an option to export AUP to many popular audio formats. Exporting may require a specific codec or codec package. For example, exporting AUP into MP3 requires LAME codec package to be installed.

Programs which support AUP file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 3 operating systems that support AUP files. Files with AUP extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support AUP file

Updated: 04/08/2020

How to open file with AUP extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening AUP files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with AUP files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Get the Audacity

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening AUP files is that no program that can handle AUP files is installed on user’s system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Audacity. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading Audacity installed is by going to developer’s website (Audacity) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Check the version of Audacity and update if needed

If the problems with opening AUP files still occur even after installing Audacity, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Audacity is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that Audacity cannot handle files with AUP may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of Audacity should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Audacity to AUP files

After installing Audacity (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open AUP files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the AUP file and choose Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Audacity is installed, check the Always use this app to open AUP files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected AUP file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with AUP extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the AUP is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the AUP file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. The AUP may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the AUP is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the AUP file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the AUP file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with AUP extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Audacity Project Format file.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Audacity

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with AUP extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Audacity Project Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle AUP files.

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