I have got a laptop from one my friend which has installed Ubuntu by choosing a wrong option and has re-partitioned the entire hard drive and has lost all his private files.
I booted the laptop by a live Linux CD and I can see 4 partitions. First, one system partition 1,86 GB NTFS, then 2 X 46.5GB for Ubuntu and lastly a 603GB unallocated partition.
He doesn't need to keep Ubuntu just wants to back his files as there are crucial. I know some parts of data have been overwritten but wondering if there is a way that I can recover the data?