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I am unable to get on Ubuntu so I want to rescue my art files. But I don't know how. I never did this before and I never experienced this before in an upgrade ether, I'm Kind of scared at the moment. How can I rescue my MyPaint, pictures and other files from (a maybe dead) Ubuntu using Windows HP 7?

I need all the help I can get at the moment. I also might need some visual help too.

I only have 1 computer.....

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What version of Ubuntu (12.04 !?) is installed? And yes, you will need to use Ubuntu to recover those files .. (See answer below) –  david6 Apr 29 '12 at 1:56
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Go to another computer or use your Windows 7 installation, simply download an actual Ubuntu image and make a bootable USB stick described on homepage from ubuntu.com. Boot from these USB stick and choose "Try Ubuntu". Now put a clean second USB stick or HDD into another USB port and save your documents from your computer HDD or move the file and folders to the windows partition.

PS: It does not work, if you have encryption enabled by installation.

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or 'try ubuntu' using a live cd (the downloaded ubuntu iso burned on a cd) –  cipricus Aug 20 '12 at 8:44
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