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May 8th, 2013, 06:09 AM
Hello friends,

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 over my windows 7. While installing Ubuntu, I have made some mistake and my all partitions are gone. Previously there were 5 partitions (NTFS) of 200 GB on windows 7. But now I can see only 1 partion (ext4) of 1 TB in ubuntu system.

Unfortunately, I can't access my data now. Anybody can help me in this please? Can I recover my data / partitions?

I have only installed ubuntu 13.04, I haven't installed any other software on my ubuntu.

Many Thanks in advance.

May 8th, 2013, 07:59 AM
use testdisk

May 8th, 2013, 08:27 AM
Don't install anything else on your PC. This will prevent data that is still present - but not visible - from being overwritten. Check out this post (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DataRecovery) for more detailed instructions. You should be able to get most of your data back - except for what has been overwritten by the Ubuntu install.

Paul :cool:

May 8th, 2013, 08:54 AM
There are lot of partition recovery tools out there, some free, more paid. Use only Windows tools to recover partitions since all your Lost partitions must have been NTFS or FAT or both. Try: http://www.minitool-partitionrecovery.com/

And as cautioned DO NOT write anything on the HDD. Your Ubuntu install will have overwritten a few GB, recovering data from those sections will be very difficult.

Good luck...

Mark Phelps
May 8th, 2013, 04:07 PM
Another Windows product to try is RecoverMyFiles from Runtime Software. You can download and run the trial for free -- to see how well it scans your drives and how well it recovers your files. But, you have to purchase it to do the actual recovery.

May 9th, 2013, 06:47 AM
Unfortunately, I could not recover all of my data, but I could recover some data using Testdisk.

Thanks all my friends for helping me and responding to my thread.

Cheers :)