Posted 12 October 2009 - 02:44 PM
Hello everyone. I am working on a computer for my mother. She was using WinXP and it was all messed up and would not boot anymore. There was a power failure and the computer has not booted sense. It booted from the Ubuntu livecd just fine. I do not have a legal copy of WinXP to put back on it so I thought I would install Ubuntu Linux. I knew that Ubuntu had a file migration wizard in it, but it did not work. I installed Ubuntu from the GUI. I chose to use the entire 40GB hard drive, thus removing WinXP and having the entire drive be a linux only install. The drive partitioned, formatted, and the install was done. Now, I do not have any of the files from WinXP that I wanted to transfer such as My Documents, My Pictures, etc. What do I do now? Did I lose the data and files? Why did the migration assistant not work? Thanks for the help.