So ive had 2.8 for a longgg time. I have literally hundreds of projects that ive created in 2.8 and linked and appended back and forth with other files. I have tried a few times to download the newer versions (i.e 2.82, 2.83, etc.) and have no problem opening the new program at all. But when i try to append objects into the new version from a file that was created in 2.8 they look totally exploded and messed up. like i cant navigate the program because the random explosion takes up what seems like the whole scene. the outline for the objects is right tho which is strange. This is a huge problem because I would have to basically use the 2 different versions from here on out which is not an option for my progression and needs.
ALTERNITIVELY, i saced some of the files to google drive and opened them and worked on them with absolutely no issues when i do it on a computer that never previously had blender installed. as well as using those files once tranferring them back to my computer that has 2.8.
this is making me think that my issue has something to do with the way ive installed the program but im scared to uninstall the program and reinstall the newer version incase that isn't the issue. Please help, will the older version be recoverable if i uninstall and the newer versions still dont work.