David A. answered 09/07/19
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Wow been there. I once deleted a major project in the process of saving it. One thing you learn as a professional is to make sure you use one master folder for everything in that project including all the projects themselves. Makes is easy to back up and you never have issues.
I am not sure what software you are using but there .. If this happens again which I hope it never does. make sure you do not close the project or leave. Anyway there are several free undelete programs out there and assuming you have all the files in folders you can find or if you did do it right all in one folder. Try several of these undelete software should do the trick.. Assuming how long the project is. mine took 4 days to come back up since it was a huge project .. If you go to Creative Cow is a great free forum they may be able to recommend a really good one. it happens to the best of us. Good luck