It's been going on for quite some time now. I have an older Mac (10.4.11) and these mystery files just appeared one day. They have no image, just the name. When I highlight them,click, or open them they just completely disappear!! I have tried deleting some of these mystery files, and of course I get the " the operation cannot be completed because the item "___" is in use. And I quit ALL the applications, and It STILL gives me that error message. WORSE yet, if I click "continue" to that option it kernel panics on me!! If I click "stop" it turns all those mystery files into empty folders?? And even then I still cannot delete them cause of the kernel panic that will inevitably happen. But I REALLY need to empty the trash, cause it's giving me that startup disk is almost full message... And no, there arrent any huge files in the trash or anything. Just a few mp3s and failed downloads of PDFs. So does anyone know what the problem Might be??? Or how to fix it?