Seadart wrote: ↑
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:29 am
Hi - Instructions say do not put folders on the SD card when installing NOOBS. After expanding the zip I get some files in root and three folders. Am I supposed to take the files out of those folders too? Folders are: Defaults, OS and Overlays.
No. (Or maybe Yes. Depending on what you mean by "take the files out of those folders")
The logic of your question implies that you think the Raspberry Pi developers have deliberately hidden vital files in sub-folders to make life difficult for you in full knowledge that the first thing you need to do is remove the files from those folders?
That would be perverse. And although the Raspberry Pi developers are human and occasionally do inexplicable things, this isn't one of them.
The file and sub-folder structure you get from the unpacked zip archive is the structure you need on the target microSD card: that's why it is shipped that way in the first place.
Referring to the linked documentation - perhaps you would find it clearer if the line that says
Select all the files in the NOOBS folder and drag them into the SD card window to copy them to the card.
was modified to read something like:
Select all the files and sub-folders in the NOOBS folder and drag them into the SD card window to copy them to the card.