I'm one who doesn't like to dig for things. So recently I was looking for ways to reorganize my files a little. I have my entire book on the root of C:\ to make it easier to back it up. This includes some old stuff, licensed stuff, and the main graphics and documents directories. Before, the documents were in the My Documents folder and the Graphics were in the My Pictures folder. I also had a shortcut in the Library that went to all three locations of Stardock files - User, Public, and Programs (x86). There in was the most annoying rub. When I looked inside the Stardock Library to retrieve and icon or dock or gadget or whatever I saw three directories called Stardock without any way to know which went where. As soon as I dug into the wrong one, then all would say the same files structure. I had to remember that first one was user, second was public, and third was system. Which was different than the previous install and still different than the other laptop. I tried renaming them - really wrong choice. I tried using a comment, not really working.
Then I remembered the old days we would do links on the server. Wherever we wanted to find a folder we made a link too. Not one of those fluffy shortcuts that redirect you over to the files, but a link that makes the computer thing that where it is at is where it should be. Microsoft uses a million links as part of the user file system, most of them making absolutely no sense. A link... That would make it so much better. So, I looked and a little time later I fond an article on MS website about a little program called, what else? Junction. Simple learning curve (would have to be for me) Easier than figuring out the comments actually. So I made three distinctly different folders for the three Stardock locations and tossed links in My Documents and My Pictures. I discovered that the links were perfectly happy to be renamed too. I didn't try moving them. I'm so happy to have crossed one irritation off of my list that I've been singing "Conjunction Junction" all morning.