I recently copied all content from an old eMac to an external Western Digital drive. I used a FireWire 400 > 800 cable for that, as the eMac is pretty old already. I didn't copy stuff using Disk Utility because it would sometimes give me an error and stop copying stuff, so I didn't know what was copied and what wasn't. Instead I slowly copied everything from "Macintosh HD" by "hand". It's weird because a lot of files still couldn't be copied, so I had to grab less files at once and copy them individually, then it worked. What I've noticed now for the second time - because yes I've restarted at some point because of the following issue - is that the User folder doesn't appear when I browse through the external drive on my Mac Pro. It's there because I see the size of the partition, but I just don't see it. I tried to show all hidden files, but it doesn't help. The only thing that works is if I rename the folder to some random stuff, on the eMac. Then it will show up on the Mac Pro too. What's happening here? I'm scared it will be the case with other files too and that I can't find them later anymore if I haven't renamed them!