I came across this site while looking for solutions to my problem and thought I should post it here:
I don't have that much experience with OS X or macs in general, but I know enough to find my way around the OS quite well. Normally I work on a Windows machine using HDDs formatted as NTFS. I wanted to bring my data with me on my vacation so I did a bit of research on compatibility. I read from various sites that OS X supports NTFS read-only, which is enough for me. So I packed up my HDDs in USB cases and left.
After arriving, I plugged in one of the drives. I saw volumes pop up on the desktop for each partition, I opened one up and saw all my files neatly listed, but missing icons. So I clicked on one to open it and poof! the file just disappeared. I tried it again with the same results. I could navigate the folder structure, but the files were disappearing on me. So I unmount the volume and remount it. All the files are there again but still with blank icons and still disappearing on click.
I've never seen anything like this. Does anybody know a solution for this problem?
Oh, and I'm using Panther 10.3.9 and updated pretty much everything yesterday if that's any help.