When I look the main task in a list view, I can see it has 7 subtasks, but when I go into the task to see the subtasks, they’re not there.
When I search for them in the search bar, they show up and at the top of each sub task the mother task is shown too. When I then click on the mother task again, no subtasks can be seen.
Fyi, I created the mother + subtasks myself.
Where have my tasks gone?
That seems really weird! Can you share screenshots? you can use http://facepixelizer.com to anonymise.
So the 2nd screenshot should show the 7 subtasks as can be seen in the first one.
This portion of the illustration:
is showing that there are 7 sub-sub-tasks, not 7 subtasks. That’s probably where the confusion is coming from. In other words, what you have here is a top-level task with one subtask, and that subtask has 7 subtasks beneath it.
Well spotted @Phil_Seeman ! You are a careful reader.