i can not get presets to go into my library and can not create folders to put them in. i know it is probably a small glitch but can not figure it out
You need to move the presets folder to you new machine in order access them in Lightroom.
Copy the User Preset folder from the location :C:\Users\User name\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Lightroom\Develop Presets
And paste it on the external hard drive to move it on the another machine.
Then, move the folder again to the same location: C:\Users\User name\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Lightroom\Develop Presets
Restart Lightroom and then check.
Let us know if that helps.