Can desktop size (too many files/large files) affect performance?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by pianoman88, Feb 5, 2015.

  1. pianoman88 macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2010
    I was taught that the size of the desktop (the the number of files/total size) affects the performance of Windows - at least it did during the time that I was supporting Windows machines at work.

    Is this the case with OS X?

    Is it better to keep things stored in the Documents folder instead?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Having files stored on a drive, regardless of location, does not impact performance, unless you're running out of drive space. The only thing that affects performance is what you currently have running.

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