My Documents too slow

  Channel 21:56 01 Oct 03

Trying to open folders in My Documents takes for ever- sometimes I think the program has frozen, but it eventually gets there.I defrag regularly-every 3or 4 wks, and use Norton Cleansweep to clear out oddments.I'm a home user.I run Windows98SE on a Packard Bell Club 60 4yrs old.The machine had a new hard disk in July,I think 40Gb,and has 192Mb memory- less than half its capacity is used.

  wee eddie 22:30 01 Oct 03

Just make some suitably named Folders on you desktop, and use them.

  Pesala 22:41 01 Oct 03

How many documents do you have in My Documents? If you have hundreds of files in the root folder, I wonder if this might slow things down. If my guess is right, you could try organising your documents into a dozen or so subdirectories.

I have four different icons on my taskbar to open Explorer in different subdirectories. You can change the icons' properties target to suit your folder structure:

C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE "C:\My Documents\Word\Work", /e

Have another icon with properties like this:

C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE "C:\My Documents\Access\Work", /e

I have eighteen subdirectories and just two zip archives in My Documents. Some of the subdirectories are further subdivided for different projects.
One for each of your major projects or programs.

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