So I had a HUGE 11-track garageband project, and I hadnt saved it yet. So then my computer ran out of power, and instead of going to sleep, it shut down on the spot, along with the hard drive. So I had to do a normal boot up and it turned out my work had been lost. What do I do?! Can I get it back somehow? Can I restore the mac to its state before the comp died? please, anything! D:
What kind of work? Did you make "Real Instruments" recording? These may have survived the crash - GarageBand writes the recordings immediately to the drive, even before saving.
Ctrl-click your project and select "Show Package Contents"; then your recorded audio tracks should be visible in the "Media" folder, like in this example - a project before the first saving:
However, with software instruments and loops I see no help; these will only be written to your disk when you save the project, and thus, they will not appear in your Time Machine backup until you safe them.