It is always better to keep all our current project files under projects folder in properly named sub folders particularly in a collaborative environment. Also you may be keeping your project files in a server. In such cases the following tip really helps!

You can create My Projects shortcut in the desktop. Which will open a dedicated Explorer for your projects.

Just create a shortcut with

%SystemRoot%Explorer.exe /e, /root,C:Project as the Target.

See the Image below for reference

You can replace “C:Project” with whatever folder you use for keeping your project files (even use a network path).
You can use the same technique for Install folder where you keep all software installation files.