I backed up my failing computer's documents & settings data to an external USB drive. I completely reinstalled a (new) version of XP Home Edition on the computer. Now when I try to copy and paste the folder from by USB drive to my C drive I instantly get an error message "Cannot copy file". I tried unchecking "read only" for the folder and all of it's contents. That didn't work. In fact after I click "OK" and view the folder properties, "read only" is back to the checked state again. I suspect this is something to do with NTFS permissions or something. When booting with an Ubuntu live CD I can't even VIEW the drive, as it's saying that the USB drive is "locked". What is the workaround to copy it off my external drive back to my new C drive?