Got the new computer. Wow, with Win7 and IE9 it's almost as if I'm using a computer for the first time! So different, almost alien. But I'm seeing a lot of new and good management and navagational features. It'll just take some familiarization. Importing my old emails into MS Live was a snap, so easy that it was almost shocking.
Here's a problem: While I COPIED a few select folders to my external HDD, I BACKUP'D the entire old (internal) HDD also to the external HDD. I didn't forsee any problem as I attempted to retrieve my Favorites folder and send all that data over to my new computer. And the problem is is that this folder (Backup 2012) is EMPTY when I try to open it. However, if I check the "Properties" of the folder, you can see that window going crazy as it calculates and reports the approx. 235 GB worth of files in there. So something is preventing me from "opening" the backup file and viewing the subfolders, one of which is my Favorites folder. I'm thinking that some "attribute" of the primary folder (backup) if preventing it from being opened; I can understand why it was meant to be "restored" but I did not anticipate being locked out from direct access/opening. Any clues here how I can break into that backup folder and access the subfolders?
PS - I'm thinking that I might have to get an external drive enclosure for the old drive, and then hopefully I could access the data that way. I don't know how that would go over though, accessing a C drive there when I'm using a C drive already. I'll probably buy the enclosure anyway so that I can have another drive to keep things on.