Hi there everyone, well after a blessing from STAZ I removed Apple's File Manager, re-installed FutureBASIC and recompiled my codes and everything works fine. So I am beyond happy. Thankyou all, gee now I'm worried about Mac OS X.... > This whole thread got started when Matt Beedle asked anyone running OS 8.5 > to check out his source code to try to help determine what was going wrong. > I did just that. In debugging his code I found that when he used LOF on a > file to determine the size of a picture that he wanted to place in a handle > the function returned the value 4. This was clearly a bad value and trouble > insued because of the "large" number that resulted when 256 was subtracted > from 4.