On Sun, May 04, 2003, Anne Keller-Smith earthpigz at earthlink.net, invoked powers within the internet realm, to proclaim ... >Where should I put my project folders and so forth? When I boot back >into 9 (I do most of my work still in 9, and I'd say this will continue >for approximately 6 months, until I get my laptop working in X) how >do I access my folders? The OS X folder disappears when I am in >OS 9. I found working with OS X a bit difficult to grasp at first. With school, I just haven't had the time to poke around in all the folders and such. But, once I discovered where the documents folder is located, that became where I'd put everything. All my projects, documents, registration information, pdf manuals, etc. are there. I even export all my mail from PowerMail as text files. When I do my backups to CD, I just open the document folder, shift drag over the folders I want and drag them to Toast. The only other folders to check are in my downloads/upgrades, which I usually burn to a separate CD so I don't have to download them all over again if something goes awry. To access your other folders, put aliases in all the main places until you find a utility like Roadbook <http://www.peter-maurer.de/ roadbook.dmg.gz>. Also be sure to make an alias of your OS 9 application folder. I never liked the dock. I've heard of people not finding OS 9 stuff when they are in X, but I've never had this problem (i usually can't find my way around in X) and it may be a result of having 9 installed on a different partition or drive. I also haven't booted to my external drive with both X and 9 installed often enough to see this - I load it just to play The Sims and HOMM3, though I have other games I need to install to that drive, most are new and should work in X. Be careful using hacks. Try PTHClock <http://www.pth.com/PTHClock/> to get different menu clock options, including color.