My save was deleted (all my machines are gone)

#1
All of my machines and level progress are gone after starting the game up after about 2 months. I have not restarted steam or uninstalled besiege since discovery of my save being deleted. I'm more concerned with retrieving my machines than my level progress as I have put 70 hrs into building these machines.
 

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#2
if you at any point uninstalled steam or besiege before without taking a backup of your Saved Machines folder you've lost your machines (unless they're on steam workshop). If you haven't then I don't know what caused it, but you probably lost them either way. You can try checking your saved machines folder to see if it's truly empty, but if it's not there they're gone.

If you computer takes regular full back-ups, you can try reverting to a time when you think you might have had all your machines, then copy them.
On windows you can try this with either your saved machines folder, besiege_data folder or steamapps/common folder: https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/111...sions-of-files-in-every-edition-of-windows-7/
on macOS you can use Time Machine with the same folders: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH25540?locale=en_US

As for completed levels, you can just edit CompletedLevels.txt
 
#3
if you at any point uninstalled steam or besiege before without taking a backup of your Saved Machines folder you've lost your machines (unless they're on steam workshop). If you haven't then I don't know what caused it, but you probably lost them either way. You can try checking your saved machines folder to see if it's truly empty, but if it's not there they're gone.

If you computer takes regular full back-ups, you can try reverting to a time when you think you might have had all your machines, then copy them.
On windows you can try this with either your saved machines folder, besiege_data folder or steamapps/common folder: https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/111...sions-of-files-in-every-edition-of-windows-7/
on macOS you can use Time Machine with the same folders: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH25540?locale=en_US

As for completed levels, you can just edit CompletedLevels.txt
thanks for responding and I think I've lost my machines. luckily my best one was uploaded so I've still got that after all
 
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