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Old 5th September 2009, 16:47
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Recently I installed Ubuntu on my computer..but the problem is that I installed it on a hard disc that was in use from my windows..that was a second disc, with my data..It was years of my work saved over there and now I cannot use it with windows..I'm afraid my data is lost and I'm really terrified..During the installation i've chosen "use entire disk" and I didn't know it would format it..so after searching in the web i found TestDisk..after following these steps http://www.howtoforge.com/data_recovery_with_testdisk anything happened..
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Old 6th September 2009, 16:50
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I guess that only a professional data recovery company can help you in this case...
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Old 7th September 2009, 13:39
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umm thats terrible.
sorry.
but you said you have 2 disks? may be the data is still on the 2nd disk?same thing happened to me but on a test machine...
I know I have 2 disks also but my 2nd one does not show until I run the GUI (xdm) then when I go to my Places(Computer) I see my 2nd hard disk.
I am not sure why it does not mount and only mounts when I run the xwindows?

may be run the X and re-check?
good luck.

PS when I do cd /media and do ls I see only cdrom0 and floppy0 and some links to them & nothing else.
but when I go to the Windows and look into Computer it shows me my 2nd disk.
then if I go back to /media and do an ls I see a disk there? when I cd to disk I see all my data in there no problem!?

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Old 1st October 2009, 14:51
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Yes, you might have lost all of your data and now you need any experienced data recovery software like Kernel Recovery for Linux.
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