What caused all of my design apps to completely be nuked?

I SORT of have an idea. :laughing: I was setting up some software for my old PS3 Eye camera to work on my PC, and in the process I did a couple (maybe a few) restarts. Uninstalled and reinstalled some software a couple of times. I noticed “huh, I don’t remember having that much space on my E drive.” And sure enough, when I went to open Adobe Illustrator, I realized why. Photoshop, InDesign, GONE. AutoDesk software as well. I spent an entire day getting back 3DS Max and AutoCAD, as well. DA PHUQ HAPPENED!? Anyone have any clue as to what may have happened and how to make sure it doesn’t happen again?

A WHILE ago, when I first built my PC (when it was still on Windows 7), I installed Java at one point. And it completely wiped Steam and my entire game library with it. Weird.

Any explanation for this?

Misclicking maybe?

Maybe you clicked the wrong place when hopping through the installation wizard

Why didn’t you do a system restore and roll back the machine? Would have been less painful.