Lost data file

After hours of work, I just completed a radio essay with Audacity, but today I can’t access it. When I try to open it, I receive an error message that says the data file is missing, although I do remember saving the project. I have the .aup file, is there anyway I can recover it?

I have Audacity 2.3.0 on Windows 10

An Audacity project has a “project file” that has the filename extension “.aup”, AND a data folder, which is named with “_data” at the end. You need both, the file and the folder.

For more information, see here in the manual: https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/audacity_projects.html