Lost Documents and Photos and desktop files and folders
matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Fri Nov 7 00:39:48 UTC 2008
Roger Benham wrote:
> Well it can hardly get worse. I downloaded the .iso, burned a CD of
> I installed 8.10 following instructions (I thought).
> So now I have 8.10 installed but everything that I had in 8.04 has
> disappeared. All my desktop documents and folders, all my home folder
> items such as photographs, pictures, documents.
I agree with the previous poster that you likely erased your previous
> Is there any way I can recover what I lost?
First, for now, avoid using this computer in any way. Anything you
write to the drive could result in losing part of your previous data for
Besides do-it-yourself recovery methods like the previous poster
suggested, you can consider sending your drive to a professional for
Make sure they support Linux filesystems.
I hope you are able to get most of your data back.
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