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Hi, is ist possilbe to repair a Song Flie?

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asked Mar 10, 2016 in Studio One 3 by uwe sysk (150 points)
I work under Windows 10. Audiointerface is Scarlett 18i20.

opening one of my Songs I get the Massage that the file is demaged

Is ist possible to repair SOng Files?

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answered Mar 11, 2016 by niles (54,190 points)
selected Mar 19, 2016 by ghasenbeck
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It depends on the kind of damage, which is hard to determine without having seen the file.
If the file is broken due to bad sectors, faulty disk behavior/treatment it won't be an easy fix and probably not fixable at all.

A song file basically is a .zip file with a folder structure and some files in it giving Studio One instructions on what/how/where items should be used. If you are able to make a copy of the damaged file, rename the extension (.song) to .zip and open as a compressed folder, it might be possible to repair.
commented Mar 19, 2016 by ghasenbeck (355,660 points)
Depending on how badly damaged the song session is, you can open a new song in Studio One and pull all the data from the data pool of the damaged track over into the new session and 9/10; you are back up and running.