How to recover lost data using TestDisk
This free open-source tool can save a partition that's been overwritten and recover lost files.
Alex Campbell | @alexthejourno
Tech Hacker, PCWorld
Oct 24, 2016 3:30 AM
There’s one big event that can trigger an overwhelming sense of dread when you’re installing an OS on a friend or family member’s PC: data loss. It’s bad enough when it happens to your own data, but when it’s someone else’s machine, the feeling can be unbearable. I know because that’s the situation I found myself in during a recent family reunion in upstate New York. I was attempting to install Ubuntu 16.04 alongside a Windows 7 installation on my mother's laptop.
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