# Did I lose my personal files?? Help!

My U11.10 was not booting up. I tried to "repair" by reinstalling using live CD, option "Upgrade from 11.10 to 11.10" (none of your personal files will be touched). When the installation was almost over, it got stuck on the keyboard layout, it says that all files were copied, and it was waiting for me. Systeme will not respond so I force shut down. When it cameback, it only had a guess account but I can't find my files. where would they be??? How can I recover them? Please, I need just to get those files. This was my file server. Thank you!

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Boot using live cd and make sure that file exists –  Tachyons Mar 1 '12 at 15:16
If you can enter as guest, try to see if your old files are there. ls /home/ should give a list of all user home directories present in the system. If you see your old one, chances are you can recover it. –  Rmano Mar 1 '12 at 15:34

Use file browser to open the hard drive, and navigate to /home/<your username> on the hard drive. You should see your personal files.