Created a page in html using Dreamweaver where the left partition contains links to all the sites and network folders I access everyday. It contains even a saved google search. The pages open up on the right main partition. Wish it could open a word doc there, or even my mail. Then all resources would be just a click away.
The msn desktop search too was a great working tool: access folders, sites, preset searches, and launch programmes with short keywords from the desktop bar. And seach files of course.