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I had a computer crash I bought a new computer and put the hard drive from the old one as second

I had a computer crash I bought a new computer and put the hard drive from the old one as second

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    Patrick Michaels May 11, 2010

    how interesting..is it working?

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Yes it is working but I cannot see any of the admin files... I can see the user files.


Any suggestions?

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ELLIN

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