Hi, I'm an old linux guy that went to Mac almost a year ago now. The transition has been mostly painless, although now I'm stumped by my current problem I have a Toshiba 1 TB external HD that is formatted exfat. There are about 30 directories/folders down from the mount point. Five of the directories, each with multiple files in it don't show up in Finder. All the rest are fine and behave as they should. The directories in question aren't hidden. Their permissions all are the same as all the rest on the drive. In disk Utility it verifies as fine with no problems at all. Now the weird part. When I look at the drive in Terminal everything looks normal when I use the "ls" command. The missing directories are shown. When I "ls -l" they are not. Other variants of "ls -lah, ls -a" etc., do not show the missing directories. Everything else looks fine. When I cd to the suspect directory I get a directory not found message. When I use the open command to the suspect directory I get the same error message. What is interesting is if I "ls -i" the drive it tells me the name of the missing directory and then tells me it's not found. When I plug the drive into my linux box everything is there and everything is fine. The five directories are there with the other 25 and I can open and close files in them no problem. In linux all permissions/ownerships of the files and folders are the same. I'm kind of stumped here. Any suggestions??