I don't know how it happened.
Earlier I installed some 3t2 Hair from MTS. I might have copied a few of those files over to my Downloads folder.
Then I went to create a new hood, (themed) sort of, but the familyFunds cheat wasn't working but worked fine a few days ago.
I thought ok, I haven't installed anything lately this week except those hair styles. So, I quit to clear the cache files to see if that would get the familyfunds cheat to work.
While I was doing that Windows said the files were too big to send to recycle bin did I want to permanently delete them? I clicked yes.
because my dog was wanting attention and I was distracted. I reloaded my game...all my windows, doors, wallpapers, recolors, furniture, decor, hair, makeup, and my own cc made by me was all gone!!!
All my mods, all my things I've had for years that probably not even on the WayBack Machine.
All my created Sims for all my themed stories in my head. All the custom content that I had in there. Gigabits of it.The only thing I know that might have happened is the Downloads folder might have been highlighted too, when I clicked to delete the Accessory, Group Cache files etc.
This is a problem for a very long time with Windows 10. Especially, if you want to copy something the previous thing you are copying or deleting isn't un highlighted each time. I usually catch it. Then it may be repeated and or deleted depending on what one is doing.
Forget the familyfunds cheat, I have to go dig around for all my custom content I have had for years. It's somewhere, but wherever that is I have no idea. And so many files of so many years of things separated into different folders and files, and for different themes and or homes etc.
My whole game is ruined. All my houses, all my Sims, all my hoods, all my own hard work, too.
Rant over. I think I should just go to bed.
No, I don't use Cloud I hate logging in to play games or anything else. I guess it has it's uses but I save everything I want to keep in other places.