I went away from the Linux world for a decade or so. Now that I'm trying my way back, that nice little warning that told me that I would lost all my files when replacing Windows XP failed to be clear in that it would not only replace the partition where my old windows was (10 GB), but also any and all other partitions of the same hard disk (my 200 and some GB collection made from pure MP3 and JPG files). This is so not cool for a migration that had to run smooth.
So I tooked the 250 GB HD and placed on a PC with Ubuntu 14, installed TestDisk, went to all the Deep Search process, and got into a NTFS file system with only like 1% of the files in it (well, all of the files of that sole folder). There was none of my other 99 folders on it (number aproximated).
I really need a hand with this. It's not like anything has overwritten those files, and I would understand that some 10GB of data is lost. But 90% of it, from one simple formatting and repartitioning process? Really?