The last computer technician to get his mitts on this PC, about 2 years ago - I now try to do all my maintenance with the help of you lot, suggested that in the interests of desktop tidiness, I keep all my folders in the My Documents folder. This I did.
System: IBM Aptiva K500 - 256Mg Ram - Win 98se - HDD 30Gb. containing about 9Gb. of M$ Office stuff.
My new TFT was a vast, elegant, expanse of beautiful deep blue.
However, when drilling down through two or three layers of sub-folders, the various documents took an incredible time to load; sometimes I needed to click several times before I could get one to open.
So, last week, I pulled everything back onto the Desk Top.
it will load faster when on the desktop becuase it 'pre-loaded' to memory. This is good if u want quick access to these, however when u try other programs, then they will run slower. U really should keep then in Mydocuments, or anywhere else, but desktop
I agree to an extent. The way I use My Documents folder is for temporary storage of all new or in-progress documents/files as I am working on them.
I have a shortcut to Windows Explorer on the desktop, one click then opens the C drive and I expand the individual folders as required.
Example would be separate folders for Personal/business/downloads/photo's/bank details/utilities/suppliers and so on. the method works fine for me, any folders that contain a large amount of work needing fairly frequent access has a shortcut on the desktop.
Found in Win98SE that shifting big files to a new folder in windows explorer speeded things up. I read that allocated space in mydocs and desktop is quite limited- so maybe this is why moving things into a bigger cupboard worked well. You can always have a shortcut handy for stuff you are always using.