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Old 02-14-2013, 09:59 AM   #1
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File recovery


I recently upgraded my ubuntu 11.04 to 12.10. Since then I cannot locate any of my files previously stored on my laptop. can anyone please help out to recover those files?
Thanks.
 
Old 02-14-2013, 11:19 AM   #2
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Are all file system in original condition and mounted? What does it show,
Code:
~$ df -h
 
Old 02-14-2013, 11:34 AM   #3
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How did you perform the upgrade?
 
Old 02-14-2013, 01:32 PM   #4
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Did you run the Ubuntu installer? You did not explicity tell the Ubuntu installer to format the partition, did you? If you did, then I'm afraid it's going to be a long road for you.

First, do NOT use that drive any more.

You can booting a live USB or CD of Ubuntu and the use photorec by installing the testdisk package and running

Code:
photorec <patition>
Have fun. It's going to be hard. In the future, create a separate /home partition instead of installing all to a single partition; it can help you avoid this problem again.
 
Old 02-14-2013, 01:45 PM   #5
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Have fun. It's going to be hard. In the future, create a separate /home partition instead of installing all to a single partition; it can help you avoid this problem again.
Or make a backup of your system onto an external drive (something that should be done on a regular basis anyway) before doing the upgrade.
 
  


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