# Ubuntu – Replaced Windows 7, but where did the old files go

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Ok, let me start by saying that I know nothing about Linux and that I switched because I was sick and tired of windows.

So I had Windows 7 on my C: drive and I chose to replace it with Ubuntu 12.10.
The problem is there I was prepared to have all my data erased from C: Drive but now it seems I can find anything at all!

There is no partition. Theres nothing. Frankly I'm bummed!

Where is my music that I had in my D: drive earlier and the movies in my X: drive!

Help!

To All Linux/Ubuntu newbies,

Do not do the Following:

I had Windows 7 Installed on 'C:' and other drives that had my own files were 'D:' and 'X:'.
I downloaded the ubuntu 12.10 iso from the website[not related: which had a few broken files so I used bit torrent to fix it] and did a USB boot.
I chose the replace windows 7 with ubuntu option. I didnt get any option to select my partition or anything, the thing just rolled and mowed down on everything I had..

Follow Lucio's comment to figure out how to do it right. And always have a backup.

To see all your partitions (size, system, etc.) enter sudo fdisk -l in terminal.
If you don't see your D: and/or X: partitions there, then is not much I can do.
If you selected the Erase disk and install Ubuntu option, then all the OS, partitions and files there (C: & D: & X:) are gone.
If you selected the Something else option, then depends of what you did there. Like if installed Ubuntu in the C: partition, then maybe your D: & X: partitions could be fine.