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Thread: Crash while upgrading to 8.04. Lost my home folder

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    Angry Crash while upgrading to 8.04. Lost my home folder

    Hi All,

    I was in process of upgrading from Ubuntu 7.10 to 8.04.

    Due to power failure, my system rebooted just 10 min before full installation complete. Now, system can't boot because /home/{user} is no longer there. (my bad I didn't do a backup before)

    I am able to boot in recovery mode to get a command line. Is it possible to get my home folder back? setup should have copied it somewhere before removing. I can't find it. Please help

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    Re: Crash while upgrading to 8.04. Lost my home folder

    You could use photorec to recover your files. Boot to the live CD and install it with:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install testdisk
    then run it with:
    Code:
    sudo photorec
    It will recover files in /home.

    But there may be a better way to get your things back if the installer did indeed copy /home to a certain location. I don't know where it would put it, however. Does the command:
    Code:
    locate YOUR-USERNAME
    return anything?

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