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I just lost a level 43 character with 100 smithing 100 enchanting 90some one hand 70 destruction and a whole bunch of other stuff.
I normally keep one manual save file, and then there are the 3 autosaves. I started a new character yesterday and play for a while then I saved and got off. A short while later I decided to play my old character only to find the save files were all gone. No, I did not overwrite them.
I decided to try recreating the problem so I made a 3rd character. I did not do ANY manual save for the third character. I started it and got to th part where you create/name your person. I did this then it autosaved and I quit. When I went to load up my manual save for my 2nd character it was gone.
This is a huge problem. The autosave from a new character overwrites my manual save. Has anyone else had this problem? I'm so frustrated. I put so much time into that character and it's all gone.
"I feel so dirty busting loads in my grandma's house though..." -FlamingNun
I'm not sure, but my theory is that you may have used the first autosave (the one at the very beginning that is always created even if you turn autosave off) as your manual save overwrite. Thus, starting a new game overwrote that save file.