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Link to this post 19 Aug 10

i have ubuntu,vista dual boot (use ubuntu most), and have taken/moved files many times between the two.

a friend who's pc was showing No OS found at start-up and would not repair from the windows disk.

he had all his sons work,music,photos and much more he had never backed up.
so i installed ubuntu on his pc and went on a search finding all his files on the hard drive that he thought where lost.

i have joined this forum to say Thank You
PS he now has ubuntu dual boot and loves the new found speed of his pc lol

Link to this post 19 Aug 10

Success stories are always appreciated. I think at one time or another we've all used live Linux CD's to save data from a dying Windows machine. What's really nice was that you installed it onto his computer, and, he now has a safe alternative to Windows running. \o/ yah \o/

Link to this post 24 Aug 10

Wow, same thing happened to me this week. My roomate has a Dell Latitude D610 and his XP has just got OVERRUN by viruses... So he was freaking out about loosing all his files and photos UNTIL UBUNTU SAVED THE DAY :)

Like for you, Ubuntu installed flawlessly, quickly, and was able to recover all his files. :) Now he uses Linux Mint as his primary and is finding less and less reason to use XP. :) YAY.

THANKS UBUNTU.

Link to this post 25 Aug 10

I use the ubuntu live disk often for repairs to scp the files from an infected windows computer to a backup server prior to reinstalling the files and OS. In fact I am doing it again right now and have another 3 horribly hosed windows comps to fix with the same method.

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