Please revert back the changes made and try taking catalog backup from the older hard disk using File >> Backup since moving files and moving the catalog folder externally from older to newer hdd, will not work as expected.
Thanks Andaleeb, I think the backup I took from my old hdd that resides on my external drive is good. On my new hdd, running Windows7 I will delete all of my image files and catalogs, irregardless of the name. Then do another restore.
When I do the restore, I guess I can't select 'restore to current location' because there is no current location, correct?
Also, the check box 'Restore Original File Structure' - does this just apply the structure to the way I have my image files stored or is there something else that it is doing that I am unaware of?
If you have full backup of your catalog, you can restore it on the new hdd by using File > restore. Choose a new location to restore, and do check the restore original file structure checkbox. These options will create your catalog at the new specified location + the folder hierarchy of media will be restored as is on the new location.
Hope that explains the two things you pointed out.