I decided to reinstall Mint xfce7 without using that partition as home, but now I can't even mount it. I can see it in GParted, but I get an error message "Failed to mount "partition", the enclosing drive for the volume is locked".
I can actually open it from Windows using Ext2 IFS, but just cannot see any of my old files, only the newly home files and folders from the previous Mint xfce7 install. The thing is, in GParted I still see the partition with 46GB used while the accessible files add up tu only 4GB. I tried using PhotoRec, but all that it did recover were files even older than the ones I'm missing and I did do delete them.
Very confusing for me, but I can only think that all my old files must be still there within those 46GB of used space.
Any help would be greatly appreciated,