If you’re married to your PC or laptop, you likely have files that you tend to use often. Why not keep those files close at hand? I’ve been using a folder that I named Frequently Used Dox, though you might call yours Stuff I Use All the Time or Files I’m Always Looking For. Whatever phrase works for you, that’s the one you should use since that’s what you’ll look for.
The next step would be to figure out where to keep it. I keep mine on my desktop (bottom, right hand side) so I can find it easily. There would be nothing worse than creating a folder system to contain your most used documents and not being able to find said folder.
Currently, there is a combination of Word documents (10), Excel (1), pdf (1), and picture (7) files stored inside. I try to keep the number of files low, and when I realize that I’m not referring specific documents on a regular basis, I remove them. What I love is that I don’t have to do a scavenger hunt to find what I’m looking for. We all know how much fun that can be <insert sarcasm font here>.
Test out this system and let me know how it works for you. If you use a different trick to manage your most used files, I’d love to hear about it.