Running OS 8.1 on a G3. All stable until suddenly after boootup the desktop is no longer available. All folders/files on desktop (including applications resident on desktop) are not accessible including Trash. Items located in these folders are found when a search is performed but if clicked nothing happens. Trying to save a file on the Desktop gives error saying I do not have permission, the same happens trying to create a new folder! Searching for invisible files brings out the Trash folder but on clicking the message "it has been deleted" is given. Reinstalling AppleWorks on Hard disk worked fine but still no access to desktop, trash and 1 Gig from my 4Gig Hard Disk!