First - recently purchased RH v11, after using 8 for many years. But that has nothing to do with this issue.
Due to a series of catastrophic events, I lost my VMware drive (where I create my content) and my backup drive as well. I do have a backup on an external drive from about 8 months ago. I create content locally, then publish to a webserver for our users to view over our intranet.
I pulled the content down from my webserver, but there is no .xpj file. Old backup has a lot of extra folders (under !SSL!, WebHelp, WebHelp_Pro), which I'm thinking are unnecessary. So - thinking of the following, and wondering what people might advise is best:
Oh my gosh! What a nightmare. That is my biggest fear. I'm hoping our resident experts can help.
Did you try using data recovery software? We use Spinrite at home. My husband recovered data for the place we take our dogs for boarding and grooming AFTER the Geek Squad told her the data was gone after her drive crashed. (No faith in the Geek Squad anyhow, but even less now.)