Error: Audacity failed to read a file in C: and Error: Failed to Open Database File

Learn about causes and fixes for this error.

Other names

  • Error code 11

  • Error code 13

  • Error code 101


These errors may occur when the project you're trying to open is in a read-only location.

These errors may also occur when attempting to load a damaged .aup3 project file.


  • Make sure Audacity has write access to the folder the file is located in, or move the project file to a different location.

  • If your project is damaged, you can also try project recovery.

If the troubleshooting steps aren't working for you, feel free to ask in our communities:

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