Hi all, I'm dealing with a crazy annoyance after upgrading to Snow Leopard - currently running 10.6.2 I have 2 duplicate, external, 1TB WestDig Drives. I have no problems accessing files from the Finder, but if I use Spotlight search or Smart Folders, the corresponding folders on the external drives never open on the first try. I always receive the message: The alias cant be opened because the original item cant be found. On the second try the folder opens fine. It seems that after my Snow Leopard upgrade every spotlight search on the external drive reveals "missing" folder aliases although the "aliases" appear as regular folder icons. I tried re-indexing spotlight but this did not solve the problem. External Drive volume in terminal: Code: drwxrwxr-x 21 782 Mar 14 17:18 PHOTOGRAPHY ARCHIVE FWIW I've found others having similar problems on the Apple forums HERE and HERE. I've tried their suggested PathFinder workaround without success. Also noticed a MacRumors member with a similar problem. This is driving me bonkers because it renders Smart Folders somewhat useless. Additionally, these external drives work fine on my old installation of 10.5 Leopard Thanks for any help!