EDIT: Sorry, I'm not smart at all, I just figured out that it was opening a new scene as opposed to opening to the preexisting scene. The level and all the work is there. Like I said, I'm just starting trying to learn game development and I made a super embarrassing mistake. I don't know how to delete this question, so I'm just putting up this update to anyone reading it. Thanks for clicking and God bless! We're trying to create a first person horror game, and we were following some tutorials from Zenva and admittedly did something we shouldn't have and tried to combine some of the coding we were taught from different genre tutorials that the instructor had for Unity. This lead us to some confusion, but our game was still working and the scene we had was functional right up until the last edit to the Player script. We had some error codes and figured we should probably erase all the coding from the other tutorial and retype it in verbatim from the one we were currently following. Again, our fault entirely. Obviously we weren't able to run the game then but we figured we could save it for tomorrow and went to sleep. We opened it up today to find out that the entire scene is now barren. A couple prefabs are still there, the script in question is still here, and the project still has the same name, but all the objects and whatnot we were working with disappeared and are nowhere to be found. Now when we went to open up the project a window asking us if we wanted to open up the project in safe mode because of a compiling error in the script 'Player' and we went along with it but didn't know exactly what was wrong in the code and tried to open it back up without safe mode and that's when we saw that all the scene was erased. Now it was about a few hours work, and it was a tutorial at that so it's not too much work lost, but we'd like to know what in the world even happened because it would suck if in a few months down the line with a serious project if everything just mysteriously and inexplicably deleted itself with no obvious reason. Is it possible to get our work back? If not, what can we do to prevent this from happening again? Because a minor error in the script for the character's camera movements not being finished or a value missing hardly seems like something that should erase your entire slate, especially since we opened it in safe mode.