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    Desktop organisation.

    Having searched for simple desktop organisers, I have come to the conclusion that many try to be too clever, and I am attracted by none of them.

    The simplest solution I can think of is the same technique which is used in My Documents - putting folders within folders.

    I can't think of any disadvantages to this. Can you?
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    Syncopator,

    I personally like that idea and combine it with a custom toolbar to keep a clean desktop.
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    Of course others may find this too Old School!
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    Interesting.

    Tell me more about a custom toolbar please.
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    Syncopator,

    Basically you just create a folder in your documents and any sub-folders you need for organization. Then populate the folders with shortcuts to your desired programs. Once you have it setup then just right click on the Task Bar and select Toolbars -> New Toolbar... then use the browser window to point to the top level folder. You'll then get a new entry on your task bar to the left of the Tray showing the name of the top-level folder (you'll want to keep it short) and a chevron. Just click on the chevron to bring up your menu.
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    Here is a partial of my folder setup:
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    Thank you, I'll have a go a bit later.
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    Syncopator, you can instead create the folder on your desktop, and drag it to the side of the screen, creating a toolbar which will auto-hide. You'll still have the folder on your desktop, though.

    Having said that, RG's way is better and is the way I'd do it - I just thought I'd give you another option.

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