no, i was stupidly trying to do it within the "my documents" folder. i've gone from the c drive and that worked fine. thank you for telling me that.
sometimes i get annoyed, if i call the people who sold me the computer and ask them something like this, they won't tell me, for example i asked how to reveal hidden files and she wouldn't tell me because it was "too dangerous" lol. took me a few days and some lumberjack language to find it. i paid 2 x the price to buy from a local store instead of costco or some place like that because i thought i would get service that way.
so i'm prolly gonna be asking some dumb questions on the forums for a while til i get this new puter set up and i know where things are.
thank you ever so much for your help.