Opened project in new computer--NO footnotes

Dear forum,

I have a new computer at work, same OS as my laptop, but when I did the steps for transferring Scrivener (i.e. the whole folder, not only the document), Scrivener doesn’t show the 500+ footnotes/comments on the project. The font ‘look’ like a hyperlink, but nothing happens when I click them.

Clarification: I couldn’t transfer the preference from one computer to the other because I do not have administrator privileges in the second one so I cannot open the Library>Applications>etc to load the preferences I copied from the first computer.

Is this the reason why my footnotes/comments are not loading?