I'm running 10.3.9 (Powerbook). I was in finder and it got locked up (had the spinning circle) I couldn't do anything, so I right click on the finder icon and select an option that was similar to "force quit" (but wasn't can't remember what it said). Well, it made all my folder, desktop, and other personal settings, like my bookmarks in Firefox erase. I restart....log back in and try to set everything back up. The finder View Options do not save, neither do the desk top view options. Anyone know what the solution is and why it is doing this?