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Zero byte .wav file - how to restore?
« on: August 03, 2019, 12:16:40 PM »
I sent my girlfriend apprentice taper out to a show last evening, and she got a SBD copy on USB from one of those niiiice X32 Behringer mixers.  Great.

Problem is, the sound engineer probably didn't finalize the .wav file and end the recording gracefully.  I'd guess he just pulled the USB out before hitting "STOP".

I have another one of those "zero byte .wav files".

billydee here on ts gave me something called "Sandisk RescuePRO Deluxe" a while ago, when I had this same problem.

Went to use it today, but the license expired.


I could probably start with "chkdsk", but there might be a better solution now?

Looking for you'all's suggestions..










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Re: Zero byte .wav file - how to restore?
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2019, 12:32:21 PM »
Been there; done that.  I pass this along to anyone dealing with a Zero byte wav file issue.  Totally works:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lw5zBkoWAg8


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Re: Zero byte .wav file - how to restore?
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2019, 12:41:52 PM »
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Re: Zero byte .wav file - how to restore?
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2019, 01:16:28 PM »

I've had some success by just opening the file in CD Wave Editor and when it asks if you want to overwrite the corrupt header with a new one you just click yes and save the file.

doesn't always work but when it does it's super easy.
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Re: Zero byte .wav file - how to restore?
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2019, 01:38:31 PM »
Yep, when the video talked about using VLC player, I took a left turn and opened the recovered file in CD Wave, instead.

Saved it as a 24 bit 48kHz .wav perfectly.

Thanks for the help, I'm bookmarking this.





OH, and apologies our engineer last night.  I guess 0 byte files happen on Behringer equipment, whether you are careful or not.

Learned something today.

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Re: Zero byte .wav file - how to restore?
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2019, 03:44:07 PM »
Yep, when the video talked about using VLC player, I took a left turn and opened the recovered file in CD Wave, instead.

Saved it as a 24 bit 48kHz .wav perfectly.

That's good to know.  VLC only saves as 16 bit 44.1.

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Re: Zero byte .wav file - how to restore?
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2021, 09:20:46 AM »
I was able to grab a sbd recording on my USB drive last night, but one of the two files is zero byte. Can anyone help with this? I'm on mac so this doesn't work.

This was on a Midas m32 btw
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Re: Zero byte .wav file - how to restore?
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2021, 12:12:44 PM »
In the future, if that CD Wave trick doesn't work search the board for fixwav.  It is a homegrown utility compiled by a user here.  You just need to know the resolution of the recording and how many channels.
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Re: Zero byte .wav file - how to restore?
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2021, 03:05:27 AM »
First night back in action and despite my best efforts I have a zero byte file issue.
Using a recovery program I managed to get CHK files of the sizes the missing files should be. 
They are on my gdrive  for anyone who might be able to help
  the bizare thing is as soon as I opened the files foobar started playing them fine,  I tried to copy off the sd card and then shit went haywire.  1/2 of the files copied perfectly no issues but the larger portions are whats missing. 

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1MTUk69_buDvxPhfAEpBiezTaTiV5mTJF?usp=sharing

I've tried a bunch of stuff in this thread but no dice thus far and Im afraid  in my upset state I might make a mistake further lessening my chance of recovery. 
I've tried simply renaming the chk files to wav and that works but the files arent playable

Please any tech guys  have mercy on my poor soul and help restore these.
If anyone can help  i'm happy to make it worth your while.

What were the original bit and sample rate values of your recording?

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Re: Zero byte .wav file - how to restore?
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2021, 08:20:03 AM »
I was able to grab a sbd recording on my USB drive last night, but one of the two files is zero byte. Can anyone help with this? I'm on mac so this doesn't work.

This was on a Midas m32 btw

I can try the cd wave thing....
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