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desktop and memory

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Joel, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. Joel

    Joel Flightless Bird

    I have a user that is loading video files in a folder under their desktop
    (ie. desktop\video files). Does windows load everything in the desktop
    folder and subfolders into memory on bootup? Or is it just the "desktop"
    folder itself that needs to stay "lean".

    Thanks.
     
  2. John John - MVP

    John John - MVP Flightless Bird

    Joel wrote:
    > I have a user that is loading video files in a folder under their desktop
    > (ie. desktop\video files). Does windows load everything in the desktop
    > folder and subfolders into memory on bootup?


    No.

    > Or is it just the "desktop"
    > folder itself that needs to stay "lean".


    Other than having icons on the desktop it doesn't really make any
    difference as to what you store in folders on the desktop.

    John
     
  3. db

    db Flightless Bird

    it is my firm belief that
    the desktop should stay
    lean and have only shortcuts.

    if programs or music files
    get stored into the desktop
    folder,

    then perhaps the exe of the
    music player is also located
    in the desktop folder

    and maybe the downloaded
    music are defaulted to the
    desktop.

    I suggest to move them
    to a music folder and
    create a short cut to
    them.

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    "Joel" <nowhere@nowhere.com> wrote in message news:eyakuYB0KHA.2552@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > I have a user that is loading video files in a folder under their desktop
    > (ie. desktop\video files). Does windows load everything in the desktop
    > folder and subfolders into memory on bootup? Or is it just the "desktop"
    > folder itself that needs to stay "lean".
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    >
     
  4. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    Joel wrote:

    > I have a user that is loading video files in a folder under their desktop
    > (ie. desktop\video files). Does windows load everything in the desktop
    > folder and subfolders into memory on bootup? Or is it just the "desktop"
    > folder itself that needs to stay "lean".
    >
    > Thanks.


    The desktop is just a representation of what you put under your
    %userprofile%\Desktop folder. It's a folder. It can store files. It can
    have subfolders. There is no more limitations to the Desktop folder than
    for other folders under whatever file system you are using. Obviously
    you'll run out of screen realestate when adding files or shortcuts to your
    desktop than what the Desktop folder can hold.
     

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