Ubuntu File Recovery

I upgraded my version of Ubuntu last night and pulled a bonehead maneuver.  I backed up everything except for one directory of my work - which is one of the most important directories.

The partition is the same - a 75GB partition (ext4 - /dev/sda6).  I *hope* there's a decent chance the data is still there - since I haven't done anything but the install of the OS.  There were previously 30GB of used space - but now only 5GB.  

Any suggestions on what to try or how to see if I can recovery the directory?  It's simply


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Basically you better look for companies that are specialized in data / files recovery from such situations and chances of loosing your files / data are high.

When the file system is created space is allocated to new files / directories (the new os in your case) and space taken by previous files is reused.
Boot the system using a LiveCD, like Knoppix, and run photorec from a terminal. Scan the disk and if it finds your data you should be able to copy it off:


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erzoolanderAuthor Commented:
Gracias :)
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