This is a rather interesting problem. I just got my roommate to switch to mac, and he got a new PB. I am helping him copy his documents over. We first copied them to a server then I copied his "my documents" folder to his PB. I was going to show him the folders to put everything in, and when i opened his home folder there were no folders in it!!!! I looked in terminal and the files appear in terminal but they dont show up in finder!? all the folders like 'documents' 'music' 'movies' and such. and even when you open the hard drive in finder, nothing comes up. it shows no folders but there quite obviously is data on the HD, all of his applications work. Is there some sort of setting that caused all of his folders to be hidden? I dont know, it seems weird.