Scrivener eating files

Scrivener ate 1,500 words of one chapter after compiling. Dh thinks compiling had nothing to do with it. This has happened before, and I was able to recover the chapter from an earlier version. This time, there isn’t one. Anyone have a magic solution, or should I put on my writing hat and struggle to re-create the damn thing?

You should explain exactly what you did, all the steps leading up to what happened, and how you use the software. It’s impossible to guess what happened without knowing more.

You have posted in the iOS part but have both the Mac and iOS versions? Syncing via Dropbox? Compiled in the iOS or Mac version of Scrivener? Versuíons of Scrivener and OS? How do you use Scrivener? Etcetera…