So, my project is all but finished (unless Sony comes back and wants us to change things, which they probably will).
And I have a routine where I go about and clear up my Hard Drive of wasted space. There's lots of it. There's a cool little program (when it's not crashing) called spacemonger (google for it ... you know you wanna) that gives you a quad tree based layout of your Hard Drive based on file/directory size. This is cool, and it pointed out several folders with a huge amount of wasted space.
Now, aside from the bloat sitting in the Internet Explorer temporary folders, I also noticed a fair bit of bulk residing in temporary 'installer' folders. Things like Adobe Acrobat, MS Office (ya ya, I know, I know. They're needed in case I want to install more office crap. But I'm currently happy with my install). So, like a good schmuck, I go ahead and delete them.
And all is well in the world. Except that a large number of desktop icon and file association icons are now empty. Because it can't find the icons. Because they bound the icons to the *installation SOURCE folder* location, not the actual installation DESTINATION folder.
Dear 'legitimate' business software developers. Please stop being retarded.