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Ubuntu Linux screwed up my storage partition HELP!

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I downsized my Windows partition, & made a 40Gb partition for Ubuntu. I also had a storage partition which I stored all my media; which I made into my pass drive or whatever for when I am running low on free memory. I hadn't realized that drive was missing until I went into Windows media player & my 100s of Gigabytes media couldn't be found. Is there anyway I can get my partition back?
   
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No...Linux has a way of making things not work anymore. Just remove ubnoobtu and reinstall windows.
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My windows drive is perfectly fine. It's just that I have 250Gb of space I can't find.
   
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Lol im sure it was all downloaded illegally anyways so it shouldn't be too hard to find again, next time you want to test out a new os use vmware...
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Lol im sure it was all downloaded illegally anyways so it shouldn't be too hard to find again, next time you want to test out a new os use vmware...
Hahaha...I plead da 5th...That's alot of bandwith wasted. But I've already used Ubuntu before so I didn't wanna use VMware.
   
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Umm is it a separate drive?
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I downsized my Windows partition, & made a 40Gb partition for Ubuntu. I also had a storage partition which I stored all my media; which I made into my pass drive or whatever for when I am running low on free memory. I hadn't realized that drive was missing until I went into Windows media player & my 100s of Gigabytes media couldn't be found. Is there anyway I can get my partition back?
sounds to me that you are the one that goofed and used the wrong partition, and let ubuntu "take" over the entire drive.

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^you can try this program in windows to try to recover the files off the partition, depending on how much data was overwritten with the install, and how badly the drive was fraged before this, you might be able to recover everything or nothing.

next time, pay very close attention to what the installer is wanting to do, before blaming linux, out of the last 4 years of installing linux on various machines, i've never had it destroy the wrong partition by mistake, the same can not be said about windows installer on the other hand, now i've had window screw up ext3 and ext4 partitions by running chkdsk on them and then determining they needed to be formated with ntfs...
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Depending on how much you installed to the disk, TestDisk may be able to restore the partition table to the way it was before you started. That doesn't necessarily mean that your files will be accessible. I would only run it if you partitioned the drive, but didn't actually install anything yet.

Otherwise, run photorec and it should be able to recover most of your files. Have an external HD handy for this.
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