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Slows down if the computer location on the desktop folder with heavy content (1 GB and above)?

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To these questions there are many answers and all of them are opposite to each other. So, to clarify the picture finally, I'll ask here:

1) Slows down if the computer location on the desktop folder with heavy content (1 GB and above)?

2) Slows down if the computer location on the desktop a large number of labels?

Interested in Windows 7 (32 bit)
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No.
Does not affect at all.
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Yes, when repairing friends computers after complaints brakes, 1m thing removed from the table 100гбайтные the archives with photos.
What is the impact? windows indexация content.
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it may affect if the user profile in the domain and the roaming profile when you first log on the new PC will brake while swinging files
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On subjective sensations (tests not conducted) at the speed of the computer affects the number of objects in the profile folder, including the documents and on the desktop.
It is the quantity, not size: if it weren't for the trash on the desktop, it is better to pack the garbage in the archives and the labels are stuffed in folders. So everything will work much faster.

Fault is most likely FS. Anyone who has worked with a large number of objects, probably noticed that the folder can be hundreds of thousands of objects, and they do not manifest themselves until you open the folder - then start the infernal brakes.
Ie blame the fact that the profile is always open (the system and by many applications), and very often there are appeals, so posting there once is not recommended.
And the reason of brakes, including folders on the desktop, shortcuts, and Start - not the amount of memory and disk access.
When you upgrade your desktop system has to rediscover each label, i.e., download from disk and parse each file label to find and load to it icons, open the folder referenced by the shortcut (and it generates another flurry of calls to FS), check out the links to the executables and who knows what else. And so for each label.
If on the desktop are folders, the situation is even worse: for each folder, the system needs to draw the icon content, to do this, she opens the folder and checks each file in it, and if it finds media files - parses them, generates the icon, then selects a few icons, and one of them generates the folder icon. At the same subfolders inside it looks. So simple rassasyvanie trash folder saves - even if the case be in a folder where lay the debris, a subfolder with the garbage no one will not scan, and therefore the debris will remain intact, and these hundreds of thousands of files will not slow down the system.

And all this applies not only to the desktop - and in General to any visible folders and files in Explorer, and those where we address different program (any documents, local, etc. through folders, hood popped every program).
Therefore, it is popular alternative FM, which do not suffer from such garbage, not generates tons of queries to disk for decorations.

Unnoticed all this can be only if you have SSD. But quietly - not so good: let all-it eats a small portion of i/o SSD, but nevertheless eats and useless - it is better to leave these resources with other applications, especially the performance of the SSD on such tiny transactions very end, about 50-70MB/s, and it is easy to eat.

The situation is complicated NTFS each time you access a file it overwrites its attributes (last access time), and then throws them to disk (synchronous writes, to bypass the buffers), it eats up to half the speed of the disk. This feature can be turned off, and to ease the life of the drive. Yes, and SSD is not what the constant overwriting MFT.

Well, as a bonus, on top of all of this circus sits the indexing service, and continuously monitors the system disk, generating the extra queries. It is also better to kill, and for seeking to use a faster tool like Everything or SwiftSearch.
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I agree with Artem - is not affected. If you have problems with bystrodeistviya the company, then look for them in other places.
For example:
1.can behave inappropriately auto-update service and the indexing that is impact on CPU load. In this case, one of svchost process eats away significant percentage of CPU.
2.With a lack of RAM Windows starts to actively use the swap - this leads to the particular brakes on almost every click.
3.With a lack of free space on the system disk or disk where the user profile (namely %TEMP%), delays can occur - the Windows will try to regularly clean the drive.

Generally, if you have brakes, start the search for the cause from the "task Manager".
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Slows down if the computer location on the desktop folder with heavy content (1 GB and above)?

On an ordinary home computer - I think not.

Slows down if the computer location on the desktop a large number of labels?

It is a common opinion, bordering on myth, which is heard already in the beginning of zero before.

I would suggest that it is associated with the phenomenon, when the Conductor refreshit Desk. Maybe you noticed that this happens after installation of some software or reassign extensions associations. Explorer resets all the image icons on the desktop and open the folder, and then uploads them again.

Most likely, during the slower HDD, that's dramatic effect on queues to disk as the download of the PC, and on such triggers, represiva Desk, because all these data were downloaded each time from disk, blocking for a while downloading everything else.
On modern disks (not to mention SSDS) and multi-threaded OSes, this is no longer so strongly felt.
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