Hello again all. So I posted a few days ago with an issue where some of my folders disappeared and could only be found via spotlight... http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=290467 Yesterday I was playing around on my MBP and something weird happened... When I opened finder, in the left hand column, I could see the usual "applications", "music" ,"movies" etc. Then I opened it again later and they were all gone I can search for files in spotlight and find them, but for some reason they don't show up in finder itself. And the shortcuts in the left hand column are gone too Is this something simple and I am just missing it? Again, I can find the files in spotlight, and it tells me they are in users/me/Movies - but when I navigate there, it's all empty. Also, some icons on my desktop that were there yesterday are gone today (like the icon for my backup hard drive, parallels icon, Boot camp partition, etc. The only thing there now is the icon for "Macintosh HD" Help! Thanks! So I rebooted and it fixed it. Theh yesterday, I plugged in my external HD (LaCie 320GB d2 drive) which normally works just fine. It would not mount and I could not get it to show up at all. I rebooted again, worked like a charm. Now the latest one. I tried copying some files from that external drive this morning onto my local hard drive. It would not let me copy them no matter what I tried. I have plenty of space on my local drive, so that was not the issue. I rebooted again, works just fine. But I am concerned here. I was told that a Mac can stay on (which mine does) and needs very few reboots overall (yes, I am a PC switcher - switched about 3 weeks ago). So what does this sound like? Bad hardware? Bad software? Mac OSX maybe? I've only had the thing for a little over 3 weeks and these issues are troubling me. The only things I have installed recently are Synergy (to share my keyboard and mouse from my PC), VLC, Mplayer. Thanks for any help in advance!!!