auto update on launcher and now projects are GONE

i have an issue i cant seem to fix. unreal launcher just ‘updated’, took over an hour to do so and did it all on it’s own when i went to open it to work on a project. NOW EVERYTHING under 'my projects is just… GONE! all my projects have disappeared and there seems to be no way to look for and upload them back in from my HD. has anyone else had this issue with the launcher auto updating itself when opening it to work and finding ALL THEIR WORK MISSING??? is this an issue with the launcher update itself? how do i fix this and get back my missing projects???