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Old 12-04-2012, 12:26 PM   #1
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Unhappy Files Missed while upgrading from ubuntu 10.10 to ubuntu 12.10

This is the scenario.
Initially I was using both windows 7 and ubuntu (10.04 version).
Yesterday, I was using windows when i thought of upgrading my ubuntu to 12.10. So i hibernated windows and switched on the ubuntu. I moved my 10 GB of files from ubuntu to windows partition (in E:\), ubuntu was installed using space from F:\ partition of windows. Anyways, the files moved smoothly to windows partition. After that i upgraded my ubuntu to 12.10 and restarted it. After that i rechecked my E:\ while using ubuntu 12.10, that data was not being shown in there in E:\. So i restarted both of my OS i.e Ubuntu 12.10 and windows 7. That data is not visible elsewhere and when i see my E:\ using windows 7 it shows the 10 GB amount more filled than previous. I am like what the hell, where is my data, how do i get it? If i can't, then, how do i free up that 10 GB of space from E:\ in windows partition? 10 GB is a lot of space.
Old 12-04-2012, 01:36 PM   #2
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In Windows, can you access the data? If so, you haven't lost it. If you don't see it from Ubuntu, you probably just need to mount your Windows partition. Once mounted under linux, it can be copied back over, & then deleted from your Windows partition.
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The title says upgrading from 10.10 to 12.10, your post says 10.04 to 12.10, what one is it?
Because of the confusion between your title and your post I also wonder did you upgrade or did you do a clean install? If you upgraded using something like Update Manager then by upgrading 2 full eyars work in one step I'm not surprised something is missing or not able to be accessed. You can upgrade from one LTS to the next but upgrading from say 10.10 to a version more than 1 step away is a sure fire recipe for a mistake to happen.

Try fatmacs advice, if that doesn't work just do a clean reinstall in another partition and make sure you have a seperate /home so your data doesn't get wiped next time. Once you have that done look for your data again and move it across to the appropriate place.

Also 10Gb isn't much at all anymore, Windows wont fit into 10GB yet a fully functioning Linux will.
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I am sorry. I didn't really know what was my linux version. Anyways, i solved the problem. I think there was a system confusion of file system. Windows use NTFS, last version of ubuntu used ext? (i don't know really), but this new version uses ext4.
Initially, i couldn't see my data anywhere. So, i just tried to have a checkdisk in windows. It did found some areas in disk which were not used , it recovered those areas from the disk and after the check Disc was finished, I could see my 10GB of data.

Last edited by neerajkumarnj; 12-12-2012 at 09:51 AM.
Old 12-12-2012, 09:55 AM   #5
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I couldn't see my data anywhere. But my E:/ showed 10GB more filled than previous (i.e. after updating ubuntu). I did mounted my windows partition (still no data).
Anyways, i recovered that information when i did a disk checkup on windows. I have my 10GB of data now and i can access it just fine.
Thanks for the help.


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