I got it, lost it, found it, and lost it again. Can someone please explain to me how I should copy, not sync, music and photos to both iphoto and itunes. From what i understood, I could simply drag and drop a music file into itunes, and then delete from wherever I had originally dragged it from. So at that point, my song would sit in ITUNES for me to drag out of should I want in the future to copy edit or whatever. SO really I no longer have that mp3 in 2 different areas in my macbook and avoid using double the amount of hard drive space. Same thing with iphoto or so I thought. How should I put pictures into Iphoto? Again, from what I understood I could save a pic from any site, choose any destination on my macbook to save it there, and then drag it into iphoto. So now I have it in iphoto and I thought I could delete it from wherever I originally saved it. To my horror, when I deleted all my pics from a miscellaneous folder on my macbook, the photo's were now also gone from IPHOTO. And I only realized this when I tried to enlarge the pic in iphoto. The error message said it couldn't find where the pic was, yet I didn't realize this because you could still see the pic in it's miniature state in iphoto.. Can anyone, please, pretty please, break it down for this embarrassed and not so new mac user. many thx. Owner since August 2006. macbook 2.0ghz 1.25 gigs of ram.