I have a real bug bear with Apple about what they've done to Finder in Lion, especially with the "All my files" favourite and the equally useless About This Mac --> Storage graphics, which only confuse most new users. The Storage graphics will be the subject of my next rant of the week though. The "All My Files" favourite is useless in my opinion. I don't know why Apple have decided to make Finder in Lion useless with the default options and this is why we have 10 threads a week asking about space issues and files and so forth. I understand they are trying to abstract the idea of folders and files away from the user, but why. There is no need to. Files and folders are simple and natural to understand for anybody with an IQ above that of an amoeba. A folder can store files or folders. A file can be user data, an executable, user preferences or system data. What's hard to understand about that? Before you start downloading pointless applications to show you the biggest files, consider that Finder can do all of that and more for you. Once you have made it somewhat more useful, the next thing is Spotlight, which I'll discuss some other time. Click on Finder --> Preferences Change the default "New Finder window shows" to your home directory (your username) Now click on Sidebar at the top of the window and choose which shortcuts to view in the sidebar. You'll see that I have pretty much all of them, except for "All My Files", which, in my opinion, is useless. Now close the preferences window and go to to the finder menu Select "Show Path Bar" and "Show Status Bar" Now click on Show View Options You'll see I've ticked the columns that I use, but you may have no need for Version and Label Click on "Calculate All Sizes", then click on "Use as Defaults" Voila - you now have a useable file manager.