PUHRAISE DA LORD. I ran a trial version of a data recovery program over night and this morning it had rescued my folder. Or what was left of it. Thankfully everything that I really really needed was intact. I AM SO GLAD. ;_; Thanks to everyone who shared their knowledge, or for your emotional support lol
As I was getting ready to put the finishing touches on a commission, my computer decided to take a dick in the ass while having an epileptic seizure. Okay, fine. Upon restarting, it wanted to run some... consistency check thing. I let it. Afterwards, the folder containing my commission as well as school work that will be due this Thursday has completely vanished. Google has told me that consistency checks recover lost data. I can see the irony of the situation here, but let us just say that right now I am in no state to appreciate it.
Does anyone have any advice here?