I have no idea if this is the proper forum for this, there are so many. Anyway, I'm not the most tech savy person in the world, and less so mac savy, but something just happened to me about 3 hours ago that has completely blown my mind. All the files in my Documents folder...are gone. Or more precisely they seem to have magically become invisible, to both myself, and the computer. I can find a specific file by using the search box in the finder window. Like say "plot notes v3v2" sure enough search finds it, and when I tell it to open the folder the file is in, it magically appears in Documents. If I type in say a Folder that I know is in Documents but seems to be gone, like say "scripts rough d1" search finds the folder. When I tell search to open the folder that the folder is in, sure enough "scripts rough d1" pops up in Documents. Except there are NO files in "scripts rough d1". All of the Folders I've manage to reclaim from nowheresville all have below 1mb file size, because none of them seem to have FILES in them?! I'm completely lost and perplexed. In many, many, MANY years of using windows badly, I have NEVER seen a computer just decide to... ignore files before. Any help would be appreciated. Please remember I have practically no idea how macs work. Just to start you off, yes I have looked up the Documents folder the easy way, through the sidebar(which is what I always use to look at my stuff) and through the long way via home/user/Documents. In both cases the Documents folder is essentially empty. I have no idea what's up. I read on another forum I found through google something about using the terminal, but then I opened terminal and realized it was the Mac version of bloody DOS and my head exploded.