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I am very new to Ubuntu, and in the anxiety to install Ubuntu ended up doing a big mistake.

While installation, I chose to overwrite my current windows 7 OS; and thought that it would only format my C: However, after installation, I have found that all my partitions are deleted and data lost.

Is there a way to recover those data? I have searched across the forums, and found out about testdisk. However, I need a very detailed step by step guide, as I completely new to Ubuntu. Some of the steps in various tutorials I found seem too advanced to me.

Any help would be highly appreciated.

marked as duplicate by karel, Eric Carvalho, bain, Luis Alvarado Jul 24 '14 at 19:19

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If you selected "use full disk" during install, then, sadly, there is no way to retrieve that data. It will be completely lost. I hope you made backups. Good luck!

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