Their may be some confusion, intertwined with the "How and Why".
The "How" in respect to how the backup files were created. It would appear you did not use a "Image or Cloning" backup program on the system drive. This leads us to the "Why". You do not have the ability to restore any programs, so this means the only usable files are "data type" files.
deester - I transferred my backed up files to my new computer. |
The good news - everything should/could be just dandy. All you need is your data type files. This would include all of your media files ... music, video's, and pictures. Just copy them into the appropriate / preferred folders on new computer. If you use programs such as Firefox or Thunderbird, you would first install, open once / close program on new computer. Then contents of old (**
) Profile folder can be copied to the new / empty profiles folders (first delete contents of new profile folder). This is the general activity all of us do when moving from old-to- new computers. We will worry about "Take Ownership" if it comes up. When I did the above actions from a XP/sp3
/32bit to W7/64bit, W7 never asked, just accepted the files.
) This should ONLY be done if both old-and-new computers were using the same program/version release.