I accidentally erased my Ubuntu 14.04-4 version and installed old one. Now I'm not able to access my windows 10 partitions.

I ran the sudo fdisk -l command and this is the terminal output:


I need help, there are many important files in my windows 10 partition.

Thanks in advance.

$ sudo lsblk -f
├─sda1 vfat         /boot/efi
├─sda2 ext4         /
└─sda3 swap         [SWAP]
  • The output of lsblk -f would probably be more helpful... Could you please edit your question to add that? Also, it would be nice if you could copy the output (select it with your mouse in the terminal, right-click and chose "Copy") and pasted it here as plain text, using code formatting ({} button in the question editor) instead of posting a screenshot. Thank you and welcome to Ask Ubuntu.
    – Byte Commander
    Jun 18 '16 at 14:10
  • I've edited the question as u asked.
    – papabiceps
    Jun 18 '16 at 14:33
  • If your hdd is not larger than 3 TB, it seems that you wiped it out completely before installing Ubuntu. Windows usually installs to ntfs partition. No ntfs there. You may try a brute-force recovery of the lost ntfs partition, but it's a long shot (because you reformatted that space with another partition type: ext4, vfat).
    – ipse lute
    Jun 18 '16 at 16:25
  • So tell me what to do now ? I dont want to do a recovery. Can you point me to the correct tutorial of windows installation over existing ubuntu?
    – papabiceps
    Jun 18 '16 at 20:11

Is your /dev/sdb1 mounted? If not, create a directory (i would suggest that you create it in /media/(your username)) and then run sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /path/to/the/directory

Also, if you want Ubuntu to mount your Windows filesystem everytime it starts up, add the filesystem entry to /etc/fstab.

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