I have 500gb of HDD with 4 drives on Windows7, While installing Ubuntu 13.04 I selected Replace Windows (Expected to Replace Windows7 on C drive) But it Removed all the Data from other 3 drives and Not its single Empty Ext4 HDD. I have lost All data.

BY referring AskUbuntu Tried TestDisk to recover lost partitions but this did not list any NTFS drives.

Is there any way back to get my Data, I am all ready to keep Ubuntu or go back to Windows to get my data.

I connected this HDD to another Window7 system, it did not recognize this HDD.

  • Time to restore from backup. Don't keep backups? Hard lesson. – psusi Jun 19 '13 at 13:40

As a lot of people, you deleted all the NTFS partitions with this options. See all this answers to people that asked here as you:

Did replacing Windows with Ubuntu completely remove Windows?

Replaced Windows 7, but where did my old files go?

How can I recover my data after replacing Windows with Ubuntu?

How do I recover my accidentally lost Windows partitions after installing Ubuntu?

I only did this search in Ask Ubuntu: https://askubuntu.com/search?q=windows+7+replace

Hope you recover your files.

  • thank you for your update, I have went by these link before posting this question. I followed them and Used TestDisk but did not help. – user167848 Jun 19 '13 at 11:46

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