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Thread: Can`t find my files using knoppix live cd.

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    Can`t find my files using knoppix live cd.

    Hi guys, my hard drive died so I bought a knoppix live cd to retrieve files. I have a HP g70, I put the live cd into the drive and it seems to work fine, everything shows up on screen except a way to retrieve my files, I`ve looked everywhere on knoppix but nothing to do with my files shows up on screen. I have loads of pics and music I need to retrieve before I replace the hard drive. Any help is appreciated.

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    Any help out there?

    Not sure if anyone is using this site anymore, but if anyone can give me some information I would really appreciate it. I figured it would be easy to retrieve files once I bought the disk, but it`s not so I need some help. My other concern is I bought a corrupt disk from Knoppix. Any thoughts? Anyone having the same issues with a paid for live cd from Knoppix?
    Thanks......

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    I need help as soon as possible, i`ve been trying for a month now to retrieve my files, I can`t replace my hard drive till I have them. I don`t want to lose everything but I need to get my pc up and running. Does anyone know if Ubuntu is a better disk than Knoppix? I have a feeling I should have used Ubuntu now.

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    First of all try Forum search: "recover" "restore"

    Did you start the filemanager PCManFM?

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    Thanks for your reply. Not sure what the filemanager PCmanFM is or how I start it? Details would be appreciated, I`m a newbie to doing this stuff.
    Thanks again Werner.

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    Within the menu: => Accessories => Filemanager

    But why did you not try the icons within the panel or doesn't you see the graphic screen?

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    I seem to have everything on the graphics screen, menu=accessories=filemanager, but then on the left side of the panel it only has
    Knoppix
    Desktop
    Applications
    Knoppix_FS
    Knoppix
    That`s all and i`ve checked them for my files but couldn`t see them anywhere. I guess i`m doing something wrong?
    Thanks Werner I appreciate your help.

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    Not sure if my last post went through. Anyway, I went onto the file manager and on the left side it had Knoppix listed a 3 times, desktop, applications and that`s it, nothing that seemed to say where my files were. Any suggestions?

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    Ok, this looks bad.
    Open the LXTerminal (Accessories) and type
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     fdisk -l
    (little L).

    If "fdisk" doesn't list the disk and the partitions of the drive your harddrive is damaged. Time to use your backup.

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    I`ve tried my backup disk that I had made at the store when I bought, unfortunately, it didn`t help and wouldn`t do anything. I typed in fdisk-1, it says command not found. Does this mean all my files are lost?
    Thanks again for your help Werner

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