I forgot my passcode put iPad into recovery mode, goes to computer files. How can I save my files?

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passcode forgotten, put ipad into recovery mode, goes to computer files

the screen that it goes to is a screen where it wants me to choose a file I chose computer (c drive) program files, iTunes, etc. ultimately it ends up at an empty folder and won't "download" anything. doesn't look like a backup was ever saved on my computer?