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large files on the desktop can slow your computer down?

rookie_b asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-09
Hi there,

Do largefiles stored on your desktop slow down your computer? An XP pc was failing to start some programs saying  there was not enough memory to run that program. I moved about 6gb of files from the desktop to my documents folder. The problem disapperared - is this a coinsidence or is it bad to keep large files on your XP desktop. How about other OS?

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