Well it’s gone and now it’s official.
My earlier estimation of 20GB infact is 50GB.
Well after three days of keeping it and trying out file recovery software, I came to the conclusion it wasn’t worth trying so hard as I wasn’t able to recover anything useful.
So have just gone back to square one, which is a few years in the past, and have started redownloading a lot of stuff I need.
Thankfully I only lost a lot of software and not my important site work, so that can be fixed.
A sign that I need to backup more often and a sign that it was high time I cleaned up!!
Lesson learnt, the hard way 🙁