It doesn't tell me I can't copy the files. I plugged in the portable hard drive that had back up files from my Toshiba with Windows XP into my new Toshiba with Windows 7. When I tried to view the files off of the E drive, nothing made sense. I could not find the actual Windows Media files. Or maybe they were there, but I did not know how to read the files in there. I only want to copy those music files to the new Toshiba. Then, it seemed like it had actually copied the files to the new laptop without me even doing anything. I don't know why? BUT, it did not really work. When you tried to play a song, it gave a message of some sort saying files were missing or something. All of the albums looked like they had copie, but didn't really. I deleted them since they were useless. Did I miss a step of some sort? How do I find the Windows Media files on the portable drive? Or maybe they are not compatable?