replied to your post “tfw”

SO I was gonna point out Windows’ File History backup application but apparently Microsoft is gonna remove it so ???

@tevruden I went into properties > previous versions for the file in both locations but there was nothing!  I didn’t know File History was a thing but apparently mine was turned off (by default I guess?).  I turned it on but idk if it can help me after the fact T_T

Yeah sadly you have to have turned on before you actually lose stuff. But thats the sort of thing that doesn’t just happen once.