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Gee, looks like Audacity is really the wrong way to go. Doesn't even  
make "wav" files, never mind BWF!
Try "WaveLab" Yeah it's a bit pricey but at least your data will last.

Adrian

On Mar 4, 2011, at 6:17 PM, Matt Sohn wrote:

>> I think if you delete these, you are deleting your audio.
>>
>> I do not think Audacity is a native WAV editor like say  
>> Samplitude, Sequoia, Goldwave, Wavelab, etc.
>
>>> We use Audacity to convert our reel to reel tapes into digital  
>>> files. We recently noticed that there are a bunch of extra  
>>> >>files that end in .auf  They are all about 1000 KB and have a  
>>> name along the lines of b02720.  There are TONS of >>these files.  
>>> We are wondering what they are and if it is safe to delete them  
>>> or not?
>
> Yes, Audacity stores its data as Project files, which are not  
> compatible with any other program.
> To make these files into WAV files, you need to open each project  
> and choose the "Export as WAV" command (there are options for mp3  
> and OGG Vorbis as well).
> Unfortunately, there is no batch function for this.
> I have no idea why Audacity has this quirky, incompatible way of  
> doing things, but that's they way they do it.
>
> -Matt Sohn