I have been using DesktopOK that someone on SevenForums recommended recently to control placement of my Desktop Icons. With XP, I used to use a program called Iconoid. DesktopOK does the same thing and works well, so I was curious what else might be available. Found this site: Page 1- Free Software effective solutions. One of the free programs it offers is called Q-Dir and is an excellent alternative to Windows Explorer which has been so badly messed up in Windows 7. You can have a left side navigation (Folders) pane and 1, 2 or 4 right side panes. What I really like is that as you navigate in the right pane, the left folder pane expands to keep up with you so you always know where you are and can easily move around. Breadcrumbs are good but I still prefer this method. Pretty slick.