All project from gateway are lost


Today I opened my local gateway with design laucher. I lost all my projects:

But I can still see all the files in the projects folder:

C:\Program Files\Inductive Automation\Ignition\data\projects

I don't recall making any backup or restore in the last few days.

Can you help me with that?

Thank you!

It's probably best that you just don't touch anything and give support a call.

I've managed to retrieve my project using backed-up .zip files. However, the problem has occurred again!!

What confuses me is that all the project files are still on my PC:

C:\Program Files\Inductive Automation\Ignition\data\projects

So, the resources should still be there, right?

What is linking the gateway projects to the files in this folder? It seems like this link is broken...

When I import the backup .zip file of the project and try to name the project with the same name as the previous one, an error pops up. So, to some extent, the gateway is recognizing the missing projects...