I have looked in to this and it still seems to be up in the air whether or not a Desktop loaded with files will cause issues with a mac. It has always seemed like those with a loaded desktop... and I mean more than will fit, and they are STACKED on top of the HD in the upper right corner, have always had problems. Not sure if its a symptom or a cause, so I am turning to the great minds of this forum. Some say the desktop files and folders are more "available" so tying up resources... others say the desktop is just another folder so should be able to handle whatever you can throw at it. Thoughts? Thanks in advance for yours!