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    Problem with HDD partitions

    Hello everyone i am new to linux. I installed windows 7 on my laptop with 2 partitions and 50 free space for Ubuntu 12.10. When I started setup for Ubuntu I choose replace Ubuntu with windows 7.
    Then I have completed setup I upgraded it to 13.04. And now I can not see any partition which I have created in windows. Please help me to get those lost partitions back.

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    Re: Problem with HDD partitions

    I am not sure I followed the order you installed thing in? Replace Ubuntu with Windows?

    Windows will not see Linux formatted partitions.

    From liveCD, in case you overwrote something we do not want activity on hard drive.

    From terminal copy & paste this to see all your partitions. If you have more than one drive run again for sdb.

    sudo parted /dev/sda unit s print
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
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    Re: Problem with HDD partitions

    I am extremely sorry
    I have chosen the option
    'Replace windows 7 with Ubuntu' this is what I wanted to say

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    Re: Problem with HDD partitions

    Then you erased Windows as that totally replace everything on hard drive. It had RED waring that everything would be erased.
    If you had other partitions you wanted to keep, then you needed to use manual install.

    If you did not have good backups, you can use testdisk to see if it sees old partitions. You may be able to recover some data.
    If testdisk does not work then you can use photorec. I have used photorec. It is a long slow process, you must have another drive with lots of room as it writes everything to new drive including previously deleted data. I have saved some files many times & it found all of them, but I never was sure which was last saved.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DataRecovery
    http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk
    repairs including testdisk info & links
    http://members.iinet.net.au/~herman546/p21.html
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Da...st%20Partition


    Instructions
    http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Step_By_Step
    http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/Menu_Analyse
    http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestD..._file_for_NTFS


    Testdisk & photorec
    http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec
    http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntucat/...rdeletedfiles/
    http://ubuntu4beginners.blogspot.com...otorec-in.html

    Use scripts to help sort and rename files:
    http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/After_Using_PhotoRec
    use flac tags to rename files
    http://lglinux.blogspot.com/2008/10/...ame-files.html
    http://system-tricks.com/index.php/d...overy-results/
    Best GUI Indexing/Search Tool for Local Files?
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1739701
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to change to [Solved] when/if answered completely.

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