Where the hell are all my actions?

So I spent quite a few hours animating some actions on an armature for a character. I saved the file before closing and when i came back and reopened the project file, I discovered that Blender deleted all the actions for that characters armature. Not cool at all. So why did it do this and how do i get all those animated actions back? This has happend to me before.
Sigh… wish i could afford Maya or 3D max.

Moved from “General Forums > Blender and CG Discussions” to “Support > Animation and Rigging”

If you’re creating multiple Action datablocks, it’s good practice to give each action a “fake user” (enable the button with an F next to the Action name). Otherwise, the action will not be saved with the .blend file.