I was just reading this thread on steam: https://steamcommunity.com/app/383120/discussions/2/1728701877463760680/
If this is accurate, perhaps this is what happened?
“Blueprints and the factory are tied to the individual computer. You can’t start a blueprint on one computer and then spawn it in on another computer, unless you manually copy and paste the correct files back and forth every time you change PC’s.”
"It’s stored client side AND server side and they have to match, otherwise the server deletes the files on it’s side and you lose the completed blueprint and all the materials to make it.
So if the client tries to alter the files (such as starting a cheap blueprint and swapping it for an expensive one) then the client files won’t match the server. The server then deletes the files on next log in by that player and everything is lost.
That prevents cheating.
The downside to that is that you can’t really play from multiple PC’s on one server, unless you are always 100% positive you have copied the factory files from one PC to the other BEFORE you log in to the server. Once you log in and they don’t match they are gone."
I started the laptop midday on my laptop because I was at work and last night when I reported the bug, I was on my main PC. I went back and looked at the laptop and it is not there either.
I went looking at local files on my computer and found this folder: https://imgur.com/a/4q6gKbY and https://imgur.com/a/S2crqmz
I hope that shows you I’m not full of it. Thanks