I really wanted a smooth transition from Windows to OSX, but I inherited the same kind of problems from Windows. For the last two weeks, my preferences for everything, and i mean everything, the things on my desktop, the files I added to the Library, my entire iTunes library, all my info for iMovie.... was deleted from my Home Folder. This has happened 5 times. Everytime it happens, the screen turns black, i have to press down the power button (iBook w/Panther) and restart. But the weird part is that under Users, there are 5 folders with a number after it (ex:blvdeast1, blvdeast2, blvdeast3...), and although I never noticed this before, I assume that after every one of these "crashes" a new folder is created. Since my last crash, 10 minutes ago, I now have a file with a server icon, and my old home folders complete, all the preferences, and libraries. If I can turn this folder into my home, then my problem will be resolved, if not, my frustration will lead to reinstalling OSX, which I hope I never have to do (reinstalled ME 4 times within 3 years). Can I do what I want? Second question: I have 333mb of webspace that I only use as an email server, can I back up my prefrences files automatically and uploading the files there? AppleScript maybe? Third, I heard of the "Genius Bar" in Apple Stores, can they help me out on how to solve this issue, or will I just be told to reinstall? Also what are their fees? I do not want to leave Apple, I love to programs, and ease of use, but losing all my info 5 times in three months makes even ME look somewhat good.