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After installing Ubuntu 11.10 and making an additional partition for my documents I find that space reserved for said documents is gone. Does not appear anywhere and after several tries all I got in return was the /home folder with the Lost+Found folder in it saying "The content of this folder can not be accessed. You do not have the sufficient permissions to view the content"

For anyone that knows what to do, please answer.

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Hola, seria de mucha ayuda saber si el disco duro recibio un formateo completo o le hicistes una particion utilizando el espacio disponible. En ambos casos, como hicistes la particion y a que punto de mount lo asignastes (/home, /media/respaldo...) Would be interesting to know if you formatted the whole drive or partitioned with the space you had free. Also to what mounting point did you assign the new partition. – Luis Alvarado Feb 9 '12 at 14:26
Can you give us more information? Edit your question with the output from the following commands: df and sudo fdisk -l. Thanks. – isaaclw Feb 9 '12 at 16:27

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Are you able to access it with TestDisk? I was able to recover files off of a corrupted hard drive with it and it may be worth a shot. It should be in the official repositories or

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Use Disk Utility or Gparted from Ubuntu software Centre

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Either of them will do the job, you will have to unmount the partition before formatting.

Please read How do I open the Disk Utility in the Unity Desktop environment? for further information.

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It went wherever you configured the mount point for the partition when you installed. If you did not configure a mount point when you installed, then you will need to mount it now. You can use the Disk Utility or GParted to view the partitions on the disk, or parted -l on the command line.

The first thing you need to do is choose where to mount the partition. You can mount it in a new directory in /media, or you could use it for your /home/yourname/Documents folder. If you already have files in your Documents folder, you will need to mount the partition somewhere else temporarily and move the files. If the partition in question is /dev/sda2, then you can do this with:

sudo mount /dev/sda2 /mnt
sudo mv /home/yourname/Documents/* /mnt/

Look up the UUID of the partition with sudo blkid, then edit /etc/fstab with sudo gedit /etc/fstab. You will need to add a line like this:

UUID=theuuid /home/yourname/Documents/ ext4 defaults 0 0

Then reboot, and your Documents folder will be stored on that partition.

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The lost+found is a folder created within a partition when it is checked and recovered files are found. You need to be root to see it. Please run gksudo nautilus, give your password, go to Filesystem->Home->Lost+Found, and your files will be there, although their filenames and file extensions will be wrong.

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