SOLVED Do files on the desktop slow down mac os performance?

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Some large files may slowdown however I don't think so that light-weight files will affect your system's performance. Follow the golden rule of emptying the trash, moving files to an external drive, keeping the SSD free spaces available.
 
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Test it out. Try using the machine with a loaded desktop and an empty one and see if there is a noticable difference.
 

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Hello and welcome.

Some files on the Desktop shouldn't slow down the modern Macs. If there are hundreds overlapping each other, or a large number that Finder has to generate icon previews for, may slow down the initial startup. But, it shouldn't be an issue.

Hope that helps,

C
 
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Hello and welcome.

Some files on the Desktop shouldn't slow down the modern Macs. If there are hundreds overlapping each other, or a large number that Finder has to generate icon previews for, may slow down the initial startup. But, it shouldn't be an issue.

Hope that helps,

C

Thank you to all who answered!
 

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