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Thread: Windows 7 wiped my home directory ???

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    Angry Windows 7 wiped my home directory ???

    I've been hankering to try out windows 7 for a while after hearing really good things about it from friends, but only got to installing it today. Now I wish I hadn't

    I'm not sure how it happened, but my home directory, which is (was?) located on a logical partition inside extended partition /dev/sda3, and which was formatted as ext3, is now read as being "unallocated" by gparted. My Ubuntu install, located on primary partition /dev/sda2 seems to be fine and indeed I can mount it and navigate around inside.

    In case it matters 7 is currently located on /dev/sda4, which is a primary partion. Previously it was formatted as ext3 and had some junk files inside. I didn't format it as ntfs prior to installing and let the installer do so for me, which I realize now was probably the wrong decision

    Please tell me there is some way to get my stuff back...
    oh and fschk windows

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    Re: Windows 7 wiped my home directory ???

    http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk

    Read the documentation on the Wiki.
    regards

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    Re: Windows 7 wiped my home directory ???

    this kind of happened to me when i installed fedora
    it would not let me access the other os so i had too wipe it completely
    im not sure what to do here, but try to backup when installing a new os
    Last edited by davo11; March 20th, 2009 at 06:57 PM.

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    Re: Windows 7 wiped my home directory ???

    @rbmorse

    TestDisk worked perfectly

    Cheers mate!

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