Go Back   Tech Support Forum > Microsoft Support > Windows 8, 8.1 Support


Backup important personal files using Ubuntu LiveCD

This is a discussion on Backup important personal files using Ubuntu LiveCD within the Windows 8, 8.1 Support forums, part of the Tech Support Forum category.


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-26-2014, 12:30 PM   #1
TSF Team, Emeritus
 
JackBauer_24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: New York, USA
Posts: 5,566
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit/Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit

My System

Post

Backup important personal files using Ubuntu LiveCD

This tutorial will explain, in some detail, how to backup your files from a Windows partition when Windows will not load. We will be using Ubuntu Live CD.

If you do not already have a copy of Ubuntu LiveCD on a CD or thumb drive, go here to download Ubuntu, then download Imgburn to burn the Ubuntu.iso to a blank CD. If you choose to use a bootable thumb drive, go here to learn how to make Ubuntu bootable on a thumb drive.

Now that you have Ubuntu burned onto a CD or a bootable thumb drive, load the CD or plug in your USB thumb drive. Be sure to enable your CD ROM or USB thumb drive to be the first boot order. Consult with your computer user guide.

Ubuntu will load in memory where you can select your language on the left then select Try Ubuntu. DO NOT INSTALL UBUNTU!



Ubuntu will load the Desktop. Now go to the left where the Unity bar is then select Home Folder.



Now locate your Windows partition as seen below.



Now go to the Users folder in the Windows partition as seen below.



Now locate your user folder this will be your profile name as seen below.



Now locate your Documents, Pictures, Music, and Videos folders, or any other folder where you may have personal files. Right click and select Copy, then choose the media where you want to back up the file to. For example: a thumb drive or external hard drive. Just go to the Home Folder as seen on step #2, select the media or partition you want to backup the files to. Note: Do not backup files to the partition that is problematic like the dead Windows partition. You can also drag and drop the files as well, just open the partition first that you want the files to be backed up to. Ubuntu LiveCD supports Ethernet connection which will allow you to backup your files on a Cloudlike SkyDrive, DropBox, and others. Just simply open Firefox (in the Unity bar) pick your cloud service, log in and drag and drop your files.



-----------------------------------------------------



-----------------------------------------------------





Now when you are done backing up your files go to the bottom of the Unity bar where you will see hard drives and right click on each, then select Unmount and go to the very right top on the Panel select the power icon then select Shutdown either select restart or shutdown.






Once the computer has shut down, return your computer's boot order to default and remove the Ubuntu CD. If you are using a thumbdrive unplug it.

Attention: To use the Ubuntu LiveCD on a dead Windows 8 computer you will have to consult your PC documentation. Windows 8 uses UEFI Secure Boot to protect itself from boot time infections. You will have to locate documentation to find out how to turn off Secure Boot in BIOS.

Do not alter any files in the Windows partition, this means delete, rename, or move. Only do so on your personal files. Altering any Windows system files will render Windows useless.

Ubuntu LiveCD also has other tools to use as well for example Gparted to resize, delete, and create partitions. Terminal for geeks, Disk Utility (also checks HDD for errors), Ubuntu online tour, and others.


2014 techsupportforum.com




__________________

Virus Help
Ubuntu Live CD
PC Running Slow?
Memtest
UBCD
Remember dust buildup in your PC can be a killer!!
JackBauer_24 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Closed Thread

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Malware/Adware - Ads placed on web pages
Hello, I seem to have gotten some sore of computer infection. I know so by the fact that most of the web pages I go to are placed with ads inside of them that aren't actually supposed to be a part of them. Very weird. Seems to slowed down loading as well but could just be my mind playing tricks...
ca4224 Resolved HJT Threads 26 11-16-2012 06:00 AM
2 different computers hangs in the same way.
Hi dear people. My old computer started to get issues with random freeze ups, and I did everything I could do. Updated drivers, ran all sorts of scans and checkups, virus free, dust free, formatted the computer, and before instaling any of my programs I still had the same issue. Nothing showed up...
Sindaya BSOD, App Crashes And Hangs 13 10-23-2012 07:28 AM
searchnu.com/406
Hi new to the forum so i hope i am in the correct section. I have followed the instructions as requested. This programme is a royal pain in the back side.. I could strangle my sister:angry::angry: My computer is brand new and she downloaded Ilivid to watch the fight. Now whenever i click...
looneyfitter Inactive Malware Help Topics 19 09-02-2012 01:43 AM
Virus plays random audio ads
Hello, I have had this virus a few times before, and usually would simply system restore and it went away. However, this time I've been doing a lot recently and don't want to have to reinstall or re download all my stuff, so any advice I could get would be greatly appreciated. Basically, I'll be...
Deatho Resolved HJT Threads 24 07-23-2012 12:16 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is on
Smilies are on
[IMG] code is on
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Post a Question


» Site Navigation
 > FAQ
  > 10.0.0.2


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:19 AM.


vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2001 - 2015, Tech Support Forum

Windows 7 - Windows XP - Windows Vista - Trojan Removal - Spyware Removal - Virus Removal - Networking - Security - Top Web Hosts

 

Partially Powered By Products Found At Lampwrights.com