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Installed Ubuntu - never asked to format - did it?

How do I get to a C: to find the other files? The existing Windows install?

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  • seobrien Feb 27, 2009

    I chose Guided, it looked as your snapshot does.
    That said, there is nothing that resembles, "you will find the windows installation by going to Places, then you will
    see a drive that says (xxx.x) Media where xxx.x is the size of the
    partition"
    I don't see anything that has xxx.x or other numbers.

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The Ubuntu install should have asked you whether you want to create a new partition or use an existing one, and what size you want the partition. Chances are you chose to use a new partition and leave the Windows installation.
the C: drive label is a Windows concept. You will find the windows installation by going to Places, then you will see a drive that says (xxx.x) Media where xxx.x is the size of the partition. That is your windows partition, and you can access all of your files on the Windows partition as long as the windows partition was not shut down incorectly or put into hibernation or sleep mode.

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Do you remember what you choose when you got to this screen:

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What operating system were you using before?

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