I spent a full day building out several forms, then I decided it makes sense for them all to send their data to the same tab. I deleted all the no longer needed tabs and spent an hour formatting the master destination tab before going back into glide to point the forms to the proper destination only to find all the forms are gone. Is there anyway to recover them? If not is there any way to save forms for future use.
No, because your forms are tied to Sheets columns, when you restructured them, the connection is gone as Glide can’t find the column to write to anymore.
A way to prevent this is create the new sheet first, duplicate one of the buttons and link them to the new sheet with proper structure, then delete the old sheets.