I know, I know, I should have everything backed up. But I didn't. So what do I do? I had a folder on my desktop with many files and folders inside of it. I was rearranging and sorting all my documents, when suddenly one of the folders disappeared. -I searched for it by the folder name, but cannot find it. -I looked in the trash, it is not there. (Trash has not been emptied either.) -I searched for documents and files I know were inside of that folder, they do not come up in searches either. -I tried to look for files in the folder using recent items, but none of them had been opened up recently enough. What do I do? This was important. How could it just disappear into thin air? The ironic thing is, I was actually going to back stuff up after organizing my files. I have an iBook G4 w/ OS X 10.4.11. I've never had a problem like this before. I have not yet rebooted, because I wasn't sure if that could cause me to lose a chance to find this folder and its contents. Any advice is greatly appreciated.