I just got a brand new laptop, first time ever using Windows 10. I took my hard drive out of my old laptop (Windows 7, and was working fine by the way) and put it in an enclosure so I could copy all my data files. When I plugged it into the Windows 10 computer, it offered to scan it for errors, which I declined (I'm used to seeing this message all the time, if you scan it the message just comes back the next time so we always skip it). Well I was trying to copy the files and I'd drag and drop and nothing would happen. I tried googling for the answer but couldn't find anything. So I decided to try letting Windows scan the drive. Well it tried to "fix" it, got to about 30%, then said the drive couldn't be fixed. Now when I plug it in it shows up as a drive letter but if I click it it says it is corrupt.
I used TestDisk to restore the FAT from the mirror, rebuild MFT and write TestDisk MBR, but I'm still getting the same error. What can I do to make it stop saying the directory is corrupt? TestDisk, Recuva, etc are having no problem seeing the directory structure (although many of the files I recovered were corrupted, but that's a different topic I think) so I know it's still intact, but I don't know what the problem is.
Also wondering if anybody else had seen anything like this before? I plugged a friend's WD drive in and copied some files, it worked fine but when he plugged it back into his computer it didn't show up for 10 minutes and I was really worried I had ruined his hard drive too. Is Windows 10 known for trashing external drives?