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I was trying to install ubuntu on my laptop. I tried to move some partitions and extend other ones. One of them was a data partition, that was partitioned using Windows, so it was probably controlled by Windows. There were a lot of data there, and now after the partition software finished, I can see that the partitions have not changed.. or better they have changed but only in a way: the data partition now does seem not recognised any more. In the partition manager software there is only the option to delete or to recover it into a hard disk.

I tried to see the situation on WIndows.. well, partition looks "unformatted".. any hints?

[EDIT] This installing the last OS version

[edit 2] There were these partitions, to simplify: part1 is NTFS Windows -> 90 GB, part2 is NTFS data -> 60 GB, part3 was previous Linux version -> 100 GB

I then used the partition tool to do this:

first step:

part1 (NTFS Windows) shrinked to 70 GB, 
free space   ->  20 GB 
part2 (NTFS data)  -> 60 GB,
part3 (Linux)  -> 100 GB

second step:

part1 (NTFS Windows) shrinked to 70 GB, 
part2 (NTFS data) moved to the old free space and increased of 10 GB  -> 70 GB,
part3 (Linux) moved to the end of the previous partition -> 110 GB
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    I don't think I fully understand your issue and I'm lacking some information. The broken partition, did you shrink it? Or did you format it? Were you able to finish Ubuntu's installation? A screenshot of Gparted or Windows disk manager would really help!
    – Santiago
    May 2, 2020 at 14:48
  • Hi Santiago, thank you for your reply! I'll edit the question to let you understand thanks!
    – veltres
    May 2, 2020 at 15:06
  • I've seen your edit, thanks for updating, now I gotta ask, the non-responding partition is the 70gb one?
    – Santiago
    May 2, 2020 at 15:30
  • yes @Santiago it's part2 . I'm trying to use EaseUs Partition Master Free Edition to see if I can do something.. but I would have preferred another way
    – veltres
    May 2, 2020 at 15:31
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    I was hoping for it to be ext4, that way it made sense Windows didn't recognise it, but being NTFS is really weird, you should be able to read/write from either Ubuntu or Windows. My guess, there may have been a problem while extending your storage or something relatively similar. If you can upload a Gparted or Windows Disk Manager screenshot it would be great, that way we could discard or not any possible recovery.
    – Santiago
    May 2, 2020 at 15:38

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