A very important (30+ hrs. of work) Text Edit rtf. Document suddenly disappeared from desktop after opening it!
I have been working on a translation with a tight deadline; non-stop working for 5 days all day, everyday. I boarded a plane today, and before take-off, I took my computer out to continue working on the document.
The document/file was saved on my desktop. I open it, and scroll through it. Then I open another file, and another photograph file (all were saved on the Desktop)... All of a sudden, my translation 16 page document FILE IS GONE. Literally gone and disappeared like it never existed! The document was gone, the icon on the desktop was gone... everything! I tried checking in Trash, nothing. I checked "Open Recent" in Text Edit, and older documents were there, but no sign of my translation document. I searched my entire computer. Nothing. It's like as if it never existed and this is tearing me apart.
I can't write to my job commission that, "hey my computer had a technical glitch and my file disappeared"... and this job is very important to me, as it will pay some important bills and I am really devastated about this setback and all the hard work I poured into this translation and now its just simply gone?? How on earth can this be?!! I really truly and deeply appreciate anyone who can help me out... thanks so much.