I really need someone to do some thinking on my issue, please I'm begging here. I have worked all day learning something that is very foreign to me. I finally figured out how to connect to and use cyberduck. I even managed to transfer the files. I checked all the permissions and they look okay. The only permission I am unsure of is the plists permissions: -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 704 Oct 9 20:00 com.apple.SpringBoard.plist Mine reads: rw-r--r (604) However, in the size area it reads 704...tes) I rebooted my Touch and the dock is still at the top. so close and yet so far away. . . I would appreciate any and all help.