TheMacintoshLady said: >I have Disk Warrior. It does a great job of erasing the HD........ :-\ >I would much rather simply delete the correct files by hand. You may want to contact Alsoft's tech support about this. As far as I know, it isn't even possible for Disk Warrior to erase your hard drive. If Disk Warrior can't create a perfect directory for you, it is designed to decline to even try. Randy B. Singer Co-Author of: The Macintosh Bible (4th, 5th and 6th editions) Claiming that the Macintosh is inferior to Windows because most people use Windows, is like saying that all other restaurants serve food that is inferior to McDonalds'.