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#ActualBacterius

Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:11 PM

Did you overwrite the entire partition? How much have you used Ubuntu after installing it? What type are those files, how big? Normally, you don't overwrite the entire drive when installing a new OS, so your data should still be there somewhere, but not as files anymore, more like a bunch of bits scattered on your hard drive.

In any case, don't touch your hard drive (no, don't even boot Ubuntu) until you can figure a plan out, otherwise you're just running the risk of overwriting more of your files.

Depending on the previous and new partition, there should be recovery tools available which you can burn on CD/put on a flash drive and boot from there and it'll try to recover as much as possible. But as for deleted messages on POP email servers, that's really up to whoever runs the servers.

#1Bacterius

Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:08 PM

Did you overwrite the entire partition? How much have you used Ubuntu after installing it? What type are those files, how big? Normally, you don't overwrite the entire drive when installing a new OS, so your data should still be there somewhere, but not as files anymore, more like a bunch of bits scattered on your hard drive.

In any case, don't touch your hard drive (no, don't even boot Ubuntu) until you can figure a plan out, otherwise you're just running the risk of overwriting more of your files.

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