If you used desktop software downloaded/installed from a CD to your own computer, then the tax files are stored locally on your own hard drive or any backup device you used like a flash drive. They are not stored online. If you cannot recover them due to a hard drive failure, etc. you can get a free transcript from the IRS or for a fee of $43, an actual copy of your tax return.
Do you still have access to the old computer? Can you find the file ending in .tax2021? It should be in your Documents in a Turbo Tax folder. Or search your computer for all files ending in .tax. You can't use the pdf to amend anyway. Were you able to install the 2021 program on the new laptop?
Or did you use the Online version for 2021?
If you can't get the .tax2021 file, you would first have to fill out Turbo Tax like you are doing the original return. You have to recreate the actual wrong original return. Then when it matches each line that you really filed you have to tell Turbo Tax you will mail it so it thinks it was filed. Then you can amend it.
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