Now this is something I didn’t know:
Many people choose to save files on their desktop because they are easily accessible. However, what they may not know is that there are certain risks associated with this practice – the biggest one being that you increase the chances of losing your files.
Yikes! I keep *a lot* of stuff on my desktop (in folders). That’s all been moved as soon as I read that article. I’ve had to do a few system restores over the years and I never noticed anything missing, but why take chances.
- Create a folder in My Documents (call it Desktop or whatever)
- Create a Shortcut of that folder and drop it on your desktop
- Store all the things in that shortcut folder rather than on the desktop itself. That way everything’s tucked away in My Documents, yet still easy access from the Desktop