Click on the video clip, locate in project and drag from the project to the timeline.
As Harm points out, your Audio Clips have NOT been deleted. Only the "instance" of them on the Timeline has been deleted. The Audio is still attached to your Assets in Project Manager and can be easily retreived and placed back onto the Timeline.
In similar situations, I usually find that just Muting, or Bypassing the particular Audio is enough. I leave them in place, for situations as you describe. Clients have a real habit (must all go to "Client School?") of doing that, just when you think the Project's perfect.
If the Audio Clips get in the way, resize your Timeline Tracks vertically, so that they appear either above, or below the point where you'd have to scroll to see 'em.
Thank you for the replies. The problem stems from my method of editing. I'll usually have long clips in my project which I'll add to the timeline, and then proceed to chop and rearrange the clips there. If I pull the clip from the project to the timeline, it will be its full length. I only want to retrieve the audio from small portions of the larger clip.
Place the CTI over the clip whose audio you want back. Press the M key
to load the source clip in the Source Monitor. The in/out points for
the video will be respected. With the SM as the active panel, press the
Q key (Go to In Point) and then press the I key (Set In Point). Press
the W key (Go to Out Point), and then press the O key (Set Out Point).
That sets the In/Out points for the audio to match the ones for the
video. Then drag the audio icon (or change the Take Audio and Video
switch to just Take Audio) to the timeline and place it under the clip
segment you chose initially.
It sounds like a lot of work, but once you get used to the keyboard
shortcuts, it will go really fast.
If I pull the clip from the project to the timeline, it will be its full length. I only want to retrieve the audio from small portions of the larger clip
For that, you are probably better off to get your larger 'Source Clip" into the Source Monitor and setting the In & Out Points to match what you have set in the Clips in the Timeline already. You can get just the Audio from these and place them as you wish. Each will be but an "instance" of the Source Clip. Hint: the Info Panel will be your friend, as will having both the Program Monitor and the Source Monitor side-by-side.
Personally, if I anticipated this, I'd just do a Render/Replace of all Audio (creates and Replaces with a WAV file, that will appear in the Project Panel for later use), before I deleted anything. You can either leave the WAV in place and Mute it (as mentioned above), or delete it from the Timeline and it's still in the Project Panel and on the HDD.
[Edit] Jeff was posting a more elegant solution, while I was typing and on the phone. Use his method!
Maybe in your next project you could make subclips, then retrieving the audio is very simple.
I'm looking for the same problem. I just find a workaround to retrieve all the audios at once.
1. Export an EDL from the sequence
2. Open the EDL with a text editor
3. Replace all the "_V_" with "_AA/V_" where _ is a space
4. Import the EDL to the project
5. Relink all the clips
But I think Adobe should have a tool to do this because I don`t think this was an isolate problem...