[QUOTE]\nhi,\n\nrecently my computer quit working so a guy at best buy said i should buy a\nhardrive enclosure thingy and see if i could get some things i want off the\nhardrive using that. it does seem i can access it to some extent, and can see a\nnumber of files and folders, but some things it doesn't want to show. i kept all\nmy stuff in pretty much one folder in an attempt to make it easier, and the\nfolder was on the desktop. i could access what says it's the desktop through all\nusers but it doesn't show the folder i'm trying to access, nor of course any of\nthe many folders contained in it. can anyone tell me why, and how to finally\naccess it?[/QUOTE]\n\nYou'll need to be logged into an administrator account to see the\nfiles as they are owned by a different user (you, on the old\ncomputer.)\n\nIn the future, make backups-\-hard drives have the distressing habit of\nnot giving any warning before they die.