I was trying to copy files from a friend's damaged laptop. The hard drive still works, so I simply put the hard drive into a 2.5mm enclosure and connected it to my laptop via USB. The drivers installed fine, I was able to open up the root directory, and browsed to the "Users" folder. But when I tried to enter the particular user folder, it told me
You do not have access to this folder. Click to get permanent access to this folder. Of course I did, and then after trying for an unusually long time (~2 minutes), it failed and the hard drive disappeared in my computer. (Note: The file system is not encrypted)
I also tried on Ubuntu Linux. This time, I was able to explore the user folder, but when I tried to copy files over, it waited a long time and then gave me a
Error splicing file: Input/Output Error.