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I've had this happen two different times:

1) I backed up a client's hard drive to my large backup drive. 2) I do initial Windows 8 setup on new Laptop. 3) I pull the hard drive from the Windows 8 laptop and attach drive to my computer via SATA. 4) I copy LARGE amounts of data into a folder (C:\Users\Public\RECOVERED) 5) Install laptop drive back into Windows 8 laptop. 6) Data is GONE! Also drive acts as if there is REALLY bad drive corruption!?

--Am I doing something wrong here. I've been repairing computers professionally for over 12 years and have never run into something like this.

--Does Windows 8 have something that thinks the data is some sort of Malware?

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are you facing encryption to any level? –  Lorenzo Von Matterhorn Apr 4 '13 at 22:23
    
This sounds more like a file ownership permission problem. Windows has built-in tools to transfer files contained within the user profile folders. –  Ramhound Apr 5 '13 at 11:43
    
Take ownership of the whole folder from the security tab. –  cybernard Apr 7 '13 at 0:02

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