That was a very helpful reply...
Newly-armed with the understanding that All Programs menu items are nothing more than ordinary shortcuts, I've begun the process of reorganizing my All Programs menu again, slowly
I started this evening by moving the All Programs menu shortcuts to about 10 of my non-critical apps into the `Applications' folder I mentioned earlier. So far, none of the icons for executables affected by the move have defaulted (although, for some odd reason, the icons for two of the program group folders did). If broken shortcuts to executables DO occur as a result of my actions, however, I am now much more confident in my ability to solve the problem manually.
Thanks a lot!
Edited by Damaru, 02 January 2008 - 05:42 AM.