We received a couple questions about blank admins after upgrading to Magento but the frontend of the store was working properly. There was no errors being returned on admin or on server logs.

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We pulled a copy of the entire store and took a look and on both occasions we saw that there was missing files inside the app/design/adminhtml and skin/adminhtml

What we did was pull down a new copy of Magento and push up the missing files. Then manually cleared the cache and session by deleting var/cache and var/sessions

It should be noted that in both instances there was only missing adminhtml files but that might not necessarily be the case in every situation. We used a tool called Beyond Compare to review the file/folder structure and contents but Im sure there are others out there.

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