I moved desktop icons to a folder a few months ago and haven't encountered that problem. In fact I've never heard of it..not sure if that causes a system crash. Laura
I recently tried to untangle a mess for a friend and get his seriously ailing computer working properly. I corrected all the usual problems (scanning with updated virus definitions, defragging, removing spyware, uninstalling old programs, etc.) and things were better but not great. Then I took about 20 internet shortcuts off his desktop and placed them in a folder on the desktop. A few days later, his system finally crashed entirely. Now he says that his friend who "writes software for Compaq"(huh?) told him that the Windows ME operating system couldn't handle the shortcuts being moved and that's why his system crashed. I don't remember that being a problem with ME. Did I crash his system?