There's gonna be a lot of explanation for this problem, so hold on.
I had made a video project a couple of days ago, it saved and exported fine, everything was working very well. I wanted to redo the project but didn't want to commit so I just made a new project and copy and pasted all the clips from my media library of the original project into the new one. That created some link between the two where when I edited one of them, the edits would show up on the others, which was an issue that led to me deleting the entire project. Now I want to recover the old project and just work on the original one. However, when I try to recover the old project with File // Project Settings // Scratch Disc, and then browse through my auto-saved they are all greyed out. I can see them and see that I have autosaves, however I cannot click on them. I just want to recover the old project, I'm not sure if all the details about the link between the different projects is necessary.