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    Default Re: Help me out. Serious Problem

    On 2013-08-25 22:46, pulkit2301 wrote:
    >
    > I was recently introduced to Linux.
    >
    > Out of curiosity, I installed Open Suse into my Laptop which already
    > had Windows 7 installed.
    >
    > Due to this, all my personal files (which had lots of important
    > documents) were gone.
    >
    > Now i need all that data back anyhow.


    Mmmm.

    Does Linux run? Then open a terminal and in it it run:

    Code:
    df -hlT
    sudo /sbin/fdisk -l
    /sbin/blkid
    And copy it all back here, inside a code tags block (the '#' button in
    the editor)

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    Default Re: Help me out. Serious Problem

    pulkit2301 wrote:
    >
    > robin_listas;2581638 Wrote:
    >> On 2013-08-25 22:46, pulkit2301 wrote:
    >>>
    >>> I was recently introduced to Linux.
    >>>
    >>> Out of curiosity, I installed Open Suse into my Laptop which already
    >>> had Windows 7 installed.
    >>>
    >>> Due to this, all my personal files (which had lots of important
    >>> documents) were gone.
    >>>
    >>> Now i need all that data back anyhow.

    >>
    >> Mmmm.
    >>
    >> Does Linux run? Then open a terminal and in it it run:
    >>
    >>>

    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > > >

    > > df -hlT
    > > sudo /sbin/fdisk -l
    > > /sbin/blkid
    > >

    > --------------------
    >>>

    >>
    >> And copy it all back here, inside a code tags block (the '#' button
    >> in
    >> the editor)
    >>
    >> --
    >> Cheers / Saludos,
    >>
    >> Carlos E. R.
    >> (from 12.3 x86_64 "Dartmouth" at Telcontar)

    >
    >
    > No
    > Linux doesn't run.
    > Just tell me can i restore my data with a data recovery software by
    > reinstalling windows and formatting the hard drive?
    >
    >

    formatting is the best way to get rid of data . Did you format when
    installing Linux ?

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    Default Re: Help me out. Serious Problem

    On 2013-08-26 04:26, pulkit2301 wrote:
    > I thnk Linux did convert the hard drive format from NTFS to something
    > else.
    > Just tell me this man.
    > Would it be possible to recover the data using a recovery software if i
    > delete the partitions and do the partitions again before reinstalling
    > windows ?


    Don't use the machine at all, and take it to a professional data
    recovery service. Warning: they may charge a real lot. If you are not
    prepared to pay that lot, take it to a decent professional and ask.

    Warning: many repair shops will just reformat with Windows destroying
    anything on the disk. And no complaining, it is on their written rules
    of business.

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    Default Re: Help me out. Serious Problem

    On Mon, 26 Aug 2013 02:06:01 +0000, pulkit2301 wrote:

    > Just tell me can i restore my data with a data recovery software by
    > reinstalling windows and formatting the hard drive?


    It's impossible to tell you this without more information.

    We need to know *exactly* what you did when you installed.

    The chances are that the data is gone, unless the installer was told to
    preserve the Windows partitions. If the partitions are gone, short of a
    professional data recovery service being able to find anything, the data
    is gone - *unless* you made a backup before your installation - but I'm
    guessing that if you had done that, you wouldn't be asking for data
    recovery help here.

    In short, though, if you overwrote your Windows installation, there's no
    magic way to recover data that's been overwritten.

    Jim
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