Im new to mac (white CD MB 2Ghz+2GB) and although am getting along fine and loving every second of it, I ran into a few problems with the way Mac manages files. I also bought a nifty Panasonic FX-01 DigiCam with a 2GB SD card. Took lots of pictures and also made a few movies. Problem 1. When I hooked it up with the computer, iPhoto prompted me to import them, which I did. However, I didnt select the erase camera after importing then. But the problem came when I was editing my photos and decided to delete a few pictures that were redundant and move a batch to another folder altogether by messing with the iphoto library. the problem is that iphoto still showcased the picture preview, while it wasnt linked to the missing photos, creating a workflow problem. I then created a new library using a restore tool in iphoto. now i have two libraries and lots of duplicated pictures. Should i just wipe library one and never mess with it again? doesnt iphoto allow you to completely remove a picture? and how do I merge film rolls? some only have one picture that belong to the event pictured in the roll above, making its sole existance rather pointless. I still havent managed to do that. Another problem is with videos. at first, iphoto didnt download all my movies into its library. I though it shouldnt, since its iPhoto, but then I started having a few movies at the movies folder in finder and other short clips within iPhoto (and browsing there seems to be easier). Where should I store my movies? And finally, I was trying to free up some space in my HD and using a utility tool reccomended at these forums, found that my music files where duplicated. I used it to find them and deleted them after spending quite some time renaming albums in iTunes. Happens that those files where the ones itunes draws from, so i took them out of the trash but now I have to find each track individually because the link is broken (itunes prompts me to find the track on the HD). misterioulsy, all the downloaded artwork is there. I mean, i really am having a hard time managing files. probably because im used to how it is done in windows explorer. it became really messy, but i knew where they where going. with the mac, it is all pretty automatic, but whenever I need to do some manual work all I do is cause havoc because everything is interconnected. How should I proceed? how am i looking at things the wrong way? sorry for the long post and thanks for the help.