Under documents and settings folder in WinXp, I have Default User, Hp Owner, Owner, All users, Sheana....all these folders were system created, and have duplicate folders for Favorites, etc. When I try to copy and paste to my external hard drive, I get an error message saying "cannot copy NTuser already in use by another program, close other application and try again"......or something similar. Why does winxp have all these duplicate folders with subfolders for identities, email, etc. Some have very little data, and only one has really most of the data I need to back up.
I already have some files copied from my other computer, and I don't want them mixed up, so I can't just backup the whole hard drive. Would it be better or easier just to copy these folders to DVD? PLEASE HELP>>THIS IS VERY URGENT!! NEED TO RETURN COMPUTER!! THanks in advance.