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I know the current LTS live versions of Linux Mint (Ubuntu-based) normally mounts to /media/mint/[directory]. Ubuntu's should be similar, but it's easy to check: Iif the drive is mounted somewhere, you can go to a terminal and run lsblk to see what partitions are mounted where. mount shows similar info, but has more than just physical drives/partitions. ...


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Any changes made after booting with an Ubuntu live USB (including files/folders created) are usually erased when you shutdown, unless you made the live USB persistent when you created it. That means that a file is created on the USB where the changes are stored. Persistence is usually not done by default - only if you request it when you create the USB. ...


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Check out SystemRescueCd - it is a special purpose distro created for problems like yours. You will need to burn it on a CD or make a bootable USB. Then you need a second computer/laptop. Remove its hard disk, install the disk you want to recover data from and boot SystemRescueCd The Windows7 system files are probably on the system recovery partition. ...



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