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Will downloading files to Desktop slow Windows boot-up and overall speed

By MyCoach ·
I've been creating Windows shortcuts on the desktop to folders I use often. That way I can open the folder and access files quickly.

I also created a folder on the desktop called 'downloads' where I download files until a time when I can move them to folders under 'My Documents'. Does the number of files on the desktop affect Windows speed and bootup, and if so, does the shortcut to another folder which is placed on the desktop affect speed as well?

Am I better off dragging files to the shortcut to My Documents, or just to a folder created ON the desktop?

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Not at all

by Nimmo In reply to Will downloading files to ...

It doesn't matter where you put your files the thing that will slow the PC down at boot up is items in the start-up folder, services, start-up items in msconfig (along with other nasties like malware, viruses etc...)

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Actually it does, but

by IC-IT In reply to Will downloading files to ...

with the speed of todays CPU's and GPU's, you really need a crapload of them to have a noticable slowdown.
Each Icon (but not it's contents) have to be drawn on the desktop.
You could create a shortcuts folder and drop the majority of them in there.

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Technically yeah but

by Nimmo In reply to Actually it does, but

LOL I don't think that would be too noticeable, unless you?re running a 386 or something similar I don't think that would be the issue here.

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