Originally Posted by Orno11
installed ubuntu on hard drive by mistake, can i access my microsoft files or recover them?
You can recover anything on a hard drive. You can use google to find some very good tools to do this but be warned the free ones will not work. It is mostly the commercial products that work well. Example would be Encase.
I have done some forensic work and though a machine had been reformatted with a new xp install I was able to recover 100% of the data from previous installation dating back over 4 years.