When I try to drag and drop them onto the internal drive, it won't load the Documents and Settings file
Documents and settings is not a file it is a folder.
Go to C Drive on the NEW installation and you will see what I mean - folders are yellow icons.
If you open your Documents and Settings FOLDER you will then see other folders.
If you open the one for YOU on the new installation, you will then see other folders for instance My Documents, if you open that you will then see My Pictures, My Documents, My Music etc.
If you now click the Tools tab on the menu bar, click folder options and then click View.
Now scroll down to the entry "Hidden files and folders"
On that entry Do not show - will be checked.
Check Show Hidden files and folders.
Then scroll down to Hide Protected Operating system files and uncheck that.
Click Apply and OK.
Now look again at the Documents and Settings folder that you have open for you.
You will see that two instances of NTUser.dat and two of NTUser.Ini have appeared. One of each is a text doc. The NTUser.Ini that is NOT the text doc is configuration settings..
Do NOT try and copy these files from your external drive you will corrupt your present User profile on the new installation.
Now go to your external drive and open the folder Documents and settings on your external drive.
When you are then open to your actual files of images music etc that you wish copied to your NEW installation
Copy and paste
OR Edit Select all, but ensure you are selecting ONLY those you wish copied, if there are only a few you do not wish copied selelct those fiirst and then edit and Invert Selection.
Do not forget to return the view to Hide Protected Operating Files and Do not show system files and folders.
Edited by Macboatmaster, 09 October 2011 - 04:22 PM.