is it possible for blender to remove files/textures/materials if they havent been used for awhile?
i ask as i got back to looking at models i worked on in blender, but i discovered that one file in particular which was saved, and exported seems to be completely gone, there is a version which has none of the progress done to it but im almost sure i had the file saved as both a .blend and exported as an obj.
i do have the model in another blend file, along with several other models all originally with materials/textures yet even that file seems to have lost them, the names still exist but the colors are gone.
i would check to see if perhaps my files got messed up but as i dont move anything around in the files i use for blender and havent changed anything that could do that i doubt that is the issue. its not a big deal to reassign materials to some things (such as the swords of which i mentioned before, but many of the items are imports from other programs, and have been edited in some way or other (and were textured fine at the time either by default or by me) and those items are far harder to re texture/material as im not particularly skilled with blender even though ive had it for a few years now.