Attempted to open XML file. Erased all data.

Hello,

I downloaded the trial version of Scrivener. I had my manuscript that I’d written in Word as an XML file on a flash drive. I attempted to open the XML file from a project in scrivener. An error popped up “Project xxxx is incompatible with this version of Scrivener.”

After I closed the error, I went back to my flash drive and the file had been completely erased. Filesize of the xml went from 700 KB to 0KB. I attempted this with another XML file and the same thing happened. Is there any way to retrieve data.