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Ubuntu replaced by windows7, without saving previous data, how to recover data?

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#1 Kaylein_sara


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Posted 10 September 2017 - 02:26 AM

I have intel pentium 32-bit processor, during repair of my computer, that technician replaced, already installed ubuntu with windows7... without asking me. and he made 3 partitions in that..he even did not save my old data, it is completely gone. There was no issue in my drives, please suggest me a solution, so that i could be able to recover my important data back. please suggest

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 04:18 PM

One of the three partitions may be a survivng linux partition, Boot your machine off a live linux distro, like Ubuntu and see if you can poke around in the partitions for any data that might be saved.



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Posted 12 September 2017 - 11:55 AM

You have no recent data backups on external media?

"Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee."  -- Ben Franklin revisited.


Backup, backup, backup! -- Lady Fitzgerald (w7forums)

Clone or Image often! Backup... -- RockE (WSL)

#4 Kaylein_sara

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 01:40 AM

no i had not taken backup, biggest mistake.
and tried with live unbuntu, unluckily linux partition has been lost...
please suggest what do to now??

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