My Documents Folder is a mess . I've got like 500 folders in there, and it is visually tiring . I've got a handful of folders that I regularly visit, and it would be nice not to have to look at all the other folders that I never look into. I tried doing fancy icons and/or color labels on the folders I use frequently so that they stand out from the mess, but it's still visually tiring. I'd like to hide the other folders. These other folders are folders I will likely never look into - these are folders made by applications to store their databases and the like (example: Microsoft User Data, AppleWorks User Data etc.). Now, I can't simply put them into another folder, as they'll just appear again in the document folder once I use the application in question. And not every application allows you to specify where you want their database folder to go to - they just go to the Documents Folder by default and you can't really change it (with some hacking maybe it's possible, but I wouldn't know). Now, I've seen apps that essentially "hide" folders, but I'm not sure how they work: if they do this by moving the folders, then that's no good, as the folders will re-appear again in the old location once I use the app in question . Further, it would not be good if the folder hide app somehow interfered with the operation of those apps. What I'd like: the Documents Folder that only contains the 15 or so folders I regularly use. So, macrumors hive-mind: how do YOU organize your Documents Folder so you don't have these kinds of problems?