zero kb wav files in audio folder

Using Nuendo 5.5.1 on Mac OS X 10.6.7, my audio folders are filling up with wav files that are zero kb in size. I only bounce to AIF, so I’m trying to figure out why these files are being generated.

I don’t know the cause of this or the solution, but it’s been happening for a long time.

I use a system for exporting audio files from a project by bouncing the files with a phase coherent start, and then trashing the unused files from the pool. There are often a set of Zero KB files in the folder after this operation, which I simply delete manually before copying the folder.

I don’t know whether it’s related to the error message which often appears after emptying the Trash, saying that some files were not deleted.

It’s a minor inconvenience, AFAIK the files don’t cause any problems.

Could be related to pre-record. (see preferences)
As soon as you rec-arm a track, a x-sec buffer is “recording” the input of that track.
If you then disable rec-arm, without having recorded anything, this “empty” file remains in your folder.
Not 100% sure, but it seems to be the most logical explenation to me.


Sounds likely, Fredo. It would be nice if the ‘Empty Trash’ command got rid of them.