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Did I fuck up?

I was trying to fix a problem with bitcoin-qt, it wasn't recognizing the block chain. Apparently the solution to this was to delete everything except wallet.dat and run bitcoin-qt again so it would re-download the blockchain. I know it's stupid, and I was kind of in the mindset "I can't really do any damage cause it will just be moved to the recycle bin" but I didn't back up the wallet.dat file. When I ran bitcoin-qt the it looks like it overwrote the wallet file as it now saws my balance is 0 BTC. Looking back on it it seems obvious that I was meant to move the wallet file out and then use it to replace the new one it made.
Is there any way to get it back, or is it gone forever, it was only about $100 worth so I'm not that upset about losing it.
Edit: There were no previous versions to restore to, I'm downloading recuva now.
Edit2: Recuva didn't find anything with .dat or .bak in ...AppData/Roaming/Bitcoin. I'm running a deep scan now.
Edit3: I'm synced with the block-chain, so that's not the reason its not showing a balance.
Final Edit: It has a happy ending! I remembered I had cloned my hard-drive a few months ago and was able to recover the wallet.dat file off that!
Thanks for all the help.
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