I was removing Wine and afterwards everything started going crazy.

The result: I can't boot into Ubuntu nor Windows. I keep getting "Ubuntu boot fail", "Windows boot fail" and finally "Lenovo System Recovery fail" and then I just see the native UEFI menu.

I don't want to reinstall Ubuntu without knowing I can recover my files. Is there any way I can view my files on the partition and save elsewhere them, so I can reinstall Ubuntu?

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    Can you boot from a live session? That way you can recover your files.
    – Parto
    May 29 '15 at 6:08

You have a few options (larger number means more difficult):

  1. Restore your last system back-up then your last data back-up...


  1. Boot an Ubuntu live CD and make a back-up, re-install Windows, then re-install Ubuntu and restore the back-up you just made.


  1. Re-install Windows without a back-up and pray to the gods of Micro$oft (Gates & Balmer) that they won't delete any of your Ubuntu data. Then re-install Ubuntu and pray to the gods of Ubuntu (Shuttleworth & Torvalds) that they won't delete any of your data anywhere. Especially pray to your own god(s) that you will not make any mistake yourself on any of the steps.
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    – Fabby
    May 28 '15 at 16:55
  • Thanks will try this later today! Praying to tech gods that all goes well
    – Nisa A
    May 28 '15 at 19:49
  • If you don't have a back-up you should do #2! :-)
    – Fabby
    May 28 '15 at 20:18
  • And??? What's the verdict? ;)
    – Fabby
    Jun 2 '15 at 11:25

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