I’m not usually one to endorse products; but I have to admit that I’ve fallen into the category of users who tend to drop files ‘to-look-at-later’ onto my desktop. [Side-note: This is an extremely in-efficient means of organization and things tend to get lost in the weeds if you don’t regularly circle back and address what you’ve placed onto your desktop.] In looking for some tools to help bring organization to this black-hole I stumbled across a tool from StarDock called Fences that works with both Windows 7 and Vista. This tool allows you to create ‘ring fences’ around groups of files/icons on your desktop bringing order to a world of chaos and confusion.
All ‘fences’ active – double clicking the desktop makes me look organized and neat to the untrained eye! (And a subsequent double-click brings my fences back.)