Desktop Files - use shortcuts instead
Use of the Desktop for conventient storage can get out of hand. A few years ago I encountered a user complaining strongly about his slow computer. His desktop was full of folders, and those folders were FULL of large spreadsheet files - hundreds of MB in each folder. I explained the situation, cut and pasted the folders to a structure off the root of C:, and created shortcuts to the folders on his desktop. He was amazed at the difference - even more so after a defrag. I explained that having live data files on the destkop was like carrying his grandchildren around with him to show off, instead of carrying photos of them. He got the picture - told me later that the solution worked on his home PC as well....
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