lost recording

i was recording a speaker. ended recording and hit the wrong button. was asked if i wanted to save changes.
i clicked no (which i usually do when modifying other recordings - it’s kinda automatic).
All my recording data disappeared. Can it be recovered?

Did you save the recording in any way at any point?

regretfully, no. The wave screen blanked out after i clicked “no”…k

It’s probably too late now, but if Audacity has not been closed since deleting the track it is usually possible to use “Edit > Undo”. However, I don’t know what you pressed that lead up to the “Save Changes” prompt. If Audacity has been closed then the recording is gone and lost forever.