I am working with a project I finished a while back and reopened to make changes. There are multiple audio files in it. Some work fine but the main one I need to change only shows the lock symbol and not the audio symbol. When I click the triangle nothing happens. It will preview the sound but I need to see the wave to nudge it around.
It is a wave. Tried purging, deleting prefs, restarting replacing with itself, reloading, but still nothing.
I assume that you've tried unlocking the layer first.
Yes I've tried unlocking it. Also, there is another WAV in the project and it behaves properly.
It hjas a "bad" sample rate and start offset, most likely. AE has always been acting funny on things like that as naturalyl it doesn't operate sample-precise. I'd simply open the file in an external audio editor and save it to a new file, then replace it in the AE project.