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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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