Thanks for the quick reply:
I was counseled that all I really needed was to FTP down the wp-content dir
I do have the mysql database exported
the import failed, I suspect path problems.. so I ditched everything and am starting from scratch
one possible reason for the failure could be that I dunno, for sure, if the d/l of the /wp-contents dir actually d/led EVERYTHING
Short of grabbing a cup of coffee and staring mindlessly at Filezilla during the mind numbing experience of watching 5464 files transfer (to observe any potential error msgs at the bottom of Filezilla)
... the doing it again to upload to the destination host...
there oughta be a way to count what was there.
I can view in windows explorer but dunno how to double check the size of the original files/dir