Arrrrrrrrrrrrrghhhhhhh !!!! NOW what did I do ??? I was fooling around earlier, and somehow created a file with another name in the "users" and must have accidently switched something, because now when I go to Safari, all my previous bookmarks are GONE and they are all back to Apple bookmarks. And I had worked so long and hard the past couple days setting up all the bookmarks I so needed.. and not only that, but the same happened to my address book. EMPTY !!! Spent hours typing in all that info, and now it's all GONE ! I just KNOW all that stuff is still IN THERE... SOMEWHERE. I went to the new folder that I mistakenly created, opened it, went to "library" within that new folder, then to Safari, finally got to Bookmarks plist... and then got stuck. I don't know what application to use to OPEN the boomarks plist. ???? I was hoping my old bookmarks would be in there. Actually, now that I'm looking at everything, ALL my preferences have been reset...everything is back to square one as if I had just started from the first time. What happened? And how do I fix it? Or do I have to start everything all over again.. bookmarks, system preferences, adres book.. the works??? Arrrrrghhhhhh !!!