>I am with Mel. I have worked hours on this one. Let me know if you can >figure out what they are doing or a way around it. About when this started >being a problem, my System 7.5 allows the user to set the folders and can >break a poor programmers efforts to set a directory (Folder). Ask the user once and then save the folder "stuff" into an alias, so you can confirm if it's there later, and if it is the turn the alias into a fileSpec and access the contents of the folder hth pete... Check out: http://www.hinet.net.au/~furbies/ In the words of a 'famous' Vulcan: "Long Live And Prosper"