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ubuntu saves the day
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