i just loaded Ubuntu on my laptop and forgot to backup my photos. How do I recover them?

Asked by Doug Reynolds on 2011-10-19

So, I decided to give Ubuntu a try and installed it, but forgot to do a backup of any kind....ahhhh haste, you do so much for me.
I searched around a little on this topic and found some suggestions. I tried some things. I got reacquainted with my old pal frustration, he's always there when I need him.
I may be totally effed here, but I am cautiously optimistic that there appears to be an NTFS partition on my drive. That said, I know precisely Jack5hit about recovery and the like. You might consider me a well meaning, but partially retarded monkey with a hammer. I like things to be shiny and obvious and smell like bacon.
Anyhoo, I was hoping to tap into the collective genius that is the Ubuntu community for a gem of wisdom on this matter. Any and all help or suggestions are greatly apprecitated!

Salud!

~Doug

lorren@lorren-Satellite-A205:~$ sudo fdisk -l
[sudo] password for lorren:

Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders, total 312581808 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x39633962

   Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 2048 3074047 1536000 27 Hidden NTFS WinRE
/dev/sda2 * 3074048 312580095 154753024 83 Linux
lorren@lorren-Satellite-A205:~$

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Could possibly use foremost or scalpel

get a backup regime (a weekly or fortnightly copy to a cheap USB drive is fine) and you will have piece of mind

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