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[all variants] A partition has gone missing - and I can't live without it

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Hiya - I've got myself in trouble. I have three storage partitions and a swap. Two are NTFS and one's ext3. I used to run with Vista on one of the NTFS, Ubuntu on the ext3 and my documents sitting on the other NTFS. Unfortunately, I've been messing about with Grub, and now I can't get into Vista at all, or for some reason access my document partition - and on that partition I had some unbacked-up copies of files that I would be very bitter about losing. Here's the output of sudo fdisk -l Code: Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Disk identifier: 0xad49e9aa   Device Boot      Start        End      Blocks  Id  System /dev/sda1  *          1        5222    41945683+  7  HPFS/NTFS /dev/sda2            5223        9863    37278832+  7  HPFS/NTFS /dev/sda3            9864      10526    5325547+  82  Linux swap / Solaris /dev/sda4          10527      19457    71738257+  83  Linux It's sda2 that's gone missing. Originally I couldn't see sda1 or sda2 in Nautilus, but after running Windows Recovery (which didn't do any recovering - apparently they have a newfound respect for Grub), sda1 mysteriously reappeared. But sda2 is the one I'm after. I would be hugely grateful if someone could tell me how to get my files back, I had a draft of a novella and all sorts of precious stuff on there. Thanks Wilf (Hardware)