I am brand new to Blender and this is the first project I've made. I am using 2.83. I am following this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zOjJfc6ZJI to make a fluid fill a container.
Yesterday I baked my data and my mesh and everything seemed to look as it should. I saved this project with multiple versions each time, 5 to be exact. I could close the file and reopen it and everything still looked correct. Last night my computer died of low battery, however, I knew my files were saved, and I was going to save rendering for today. Now that I opened the file today, my fluid looks totally wrong
The fluid and its color is still there but it now fills the container in a weird way:
When I am in the solid view and I move through my timeline I see no particle data and no mesh at all. When I am in the render view it looks as it does in the attached picture. Everything is in this weird oval shape and there is no movement. I've also attached how things should look as in the tutorial. This is how it looked for me yesterday:
I am not sure how to fix this other than freeing the data and baking it all again.