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I'm a newbie. I tried to make a dual boot (win7 x64+ubuntu). I used gparted (live ubuntu 11.10 USB) to move my Storage drive.

Everything was going well. However, after about 10 mins, gparted froze. I waited for 20 mins - nothing changed. I restarted my laptop. Afterwards I got a message - something like:

No OS recognized.

Then I booted the live usb again and to my surprise I saw that my Storage partition has been made into a swap file (about 400 GB) my windows partition was intact.

I installed gpart and afterwards TestDisk. I am scanning my drive with TestDisk at the moment. Do I have any chances to revert the partitioning of my Storage Drive and recover my data? Am I doing it right?

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I did the same a few months ago the first time that I install ubuntu,to retrieve the data, I used the tools on Hiren's boot cd, specifically the 14.0, the link http://www.hirensbootcd.org/download/, I used the tool diskgenius, and the option to "recover lost file" in a usb disk 500 GB.

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Thanks! I think I'll buy an external hdd... –  user27333 Oct 14 '11 at 22:36
remember not to use that partition and the newly installed ubuntu. luck and success. PS: takes a lot time –  Helmut Oct 14 '11 at 22:40

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