Guys, Aside from being a Sci-Fi author I’m a seasoned IT geek and made a mistake in reading last night. I know it was Windows Explorer (formerly known as file manager) and not Internet Explorer. I also realized after my initial shock at losing this project, that I’ve been running Carbonite for a decade or more. I’m in the process of restoring the entire projects folder back to its state in the 26th. I also have more than 2 million files found with Recuva and located the many files with the needed file name which will be used if Carbonite is not as thorough as I’ve come to expect.
The free content I downloaded was Xoio Berlin Flat. I’d thought I could use some of the furniture to provide diversity since there will be many room/apartments that will require some degree of furnishing. After it was installed I applied it and viewed its contents in the separate project file it offered (rather than my original). After seeing its furniture I chose not to use it. In the Vault I selected ‘remove’. Both my project file and the one the Berlin asset created were removed. The rest is history.
I do really appreciate all of you trying to help. I’m still baffled as to how removing a single asset could delete my entire project file so completely. Hopefully Carbonite will do the trick. If not it will only take a few days to re-build everything I really valued from that learning project.