Windows 10: Recovered data disappears after copying to new Win10 installation

Discus and support Recovered data disappears after copying to new Win10 installation in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I've been a self employed I.T. engineer for 15 years. I have a routine when reinstalling windows for a client. I remove the hard drive, make a backup,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by alansurry, Aug 8, 2018.

  1. alansurry Win User

    Recovered data disappears after copying to new Win10 installation


    I've been a self employed I.T. engineer for 15 years. I have a routine when reinstalling windows for a client. I remove the hard drive, make a backup, replace, format & install windows. Then I remove the hard drive, connect it to the server with the backup and restore the files and folders to a folder on the drive for the client to sort out, or for me to restore to the user profile folders.

    What's happening with Windows 10 is that I copy the recovered files and folders back to the clients hard drive, but no sooner do I replace the drive in the PC and reboot than all of the recovered files and folders disappear. This has happened several times on several PC's. Today, 120GB disappeared in front of my eyes as I was creating a desktop shortcut to it. This means I have to resort to transferring the files over my network or via external hard drives which is increases the time required for each job and fills my bench with jobs that should be out of the way.

    The only thing I can assume may be going wrong is that Windows 10 is refusing to retain the files because of some sort of security or permissions error.

    If anyone has any idea what's causing this, I'd be grateful for the answer as it's making a simple job of installing windows into a very time consuming process and cluttering up my bench with jobs that should be on their way back to the client.

    Thank you in advance for any answers, correct or otherwise.

    Alan Surry
    Thurrock PC Services.

    :)
     
    alansurry, Aug 8, 2018
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  2. Bo$$ Win User

    Can data be recovered from a Formatted SD Flash Card?

    read, he has lost his flash card with sensitive info on it
     
    Bo$$, Aug 8, 2018
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  3. solaris needs serious help with recovering data

    How do you know that the CD's on his hard drive are not copies of his lifelong collection of purchased discs placed into one collection? *Wink Recovered data disappears after copying to new Win10 installation ;)
     
    Temps_Riising, Aug 8, 2018
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  4. Recovered data disappears after copying to new Win10 installation

    How to recover data from corrupted WD external hardisk

    Hi...

    I have Western Digital Passport 1 TB external Hard disk. It has got corrupted. When I connect to my Window 7 machine, my external hard disk rotates but my machine does not recognize it.I have checked External hard disk with other working cable as well but still it is not working . I have tried to recover data with Hiren boot cd ,. On hiren boot machine it is recognizing the disk. I can copy some data in form of dd format with data rescue but not able to recover data with this DD format file. I have used different softwares to recover dd file but all are giving error. Please suggest how can i recover my data.
     
    rajmehra300, Aug 8, 2018
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