thanks guys for trying to help out.
yeh i find out about norton goofing with certain files AFTER i installed it, and have this problem.
its weird as i said, because the space is being taking up by something on my d drive.
every other folder is accessible on d drive, and readable.
but the mp3 folder is empty when you open it.
at the same time, around 30 gigs is being taking up by those "invisible files".
mrcoffee- i ran the check disk, by right clicking on the drive and checking both boxes etc ... it started saying phase 1, took a little while, then said windows couldn't complete the check.
wow. never will I use norton again.
these files are here, yet they aren't. :amazed: