I started up my iMac just now and was suprised to find that it took me to the login window instead of just automaticaly signing me in. Intriguied at my user picture (a blue question mark) I logged on and found that the background was plain blue (I normaly have the apple background). I went to change this and discovered that all of the background pictures had disppeared (as had the user photos). It could access my iPhoto library to chose pictures but the default ones were gone. Confused I decided to go on the net to see if anybody else had had this problem before - but my network settings had been reset. Half of my settings have dispeared appaarently (along with those backgrounds!) - I still have most things -safari bookmarks and keychains, all my files etc. I tried to restore a .Mac Backup I made (using backup 3.0 but backing up to an external drive) but backup is under the impresion that none of my backup plans have files associated with them. If I try and add files to a plan none of the 'quick picks' (preset things such as safari shortcuts etc.) can be seen! Anyone any ideas what has gone wrong? And OSX has no internal backup of system files does it like XP (i hate to mention that name here!) has? Thanks in advance - very annoying.. oh and one other thing that reset - iWork was telling me my trial was over.