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Organize desktop icons on Windows into categories or sections

Organize desktop icons on Windows into categories or sections

I want to organize my Windows desktop icons by categories. Multimedia, system tools, editors, etc. I need to define rectangular areas of the desktop, then place the shortcut icons. They would stay locked into place forever in the category until I moved them. The standard windows desktop won't do this, and folders aren't going to do what I want either.

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Guest [Entry]

"Fences for Windows sounds like just the product for you! It's free for personal use.

From their website:

Fences is a one-of-a-kind program,
allowing you to draw labeled shaded
areas on your desktop, which become
movable & resizable containers for
your desktop icons. These groups can
help bring organization and
consistency to your computer's
desktop, solving the ""constant mess""
problem that has plagued the desktop
since its inception.

Fences also helps you finally
appreciate the wallpaper you have
hiding behind all that clutter. In
addition to its organizing features,
Fences offers a novel quick-hide
feature (in-patenting-process). Double
click your desktop, and all your icons
will fade out. Double click again, and
they'll return.

There's a great walkthrough on setting it up and using it at the How-To Geek Blog."
Guest [Entry]

"You could check out BumpTop, but as you notice on this link, they were bought by Google so you can't download it from their site anymore. However, do a Google search (irony?) for BumpTop download and you'll probably find something.

BumpTop is a 3D desktop where you can stack, throw, and organize your files. Here's a great demonstration.

Another approach is Google Desktop. If you get this you won't even have to bother how your desktop looks. You just click Ctrl Ctrl and search for anything you might be wanting from your computer."