backup – Dogecoin wallet restore from wallet.dat file not showing ballance

I know people rag on dogecoin but I have a question. I am restoring my wallet from a wallet.dat backup and the balance is showing as 0. I am still not fully synced but the wallet has already passed a number of transactions which in the past deposited money into my addresses. When i look up the addresses for the deposit transactions the doge is still there on the blockchain. Do i need to wait for a full sync? did my backup get corrupted somehow and i’m screwed?

All I did is i dropped the wallet.dat file into the correct folder and replaced the empty one.

Any help is appreciated.