I accept your kindly chiding. I wrote in some haste from frustration and failed again to explain each detail.
I did not get to the download on the site, because I simply removed the exe file from the drive and placed it on my desktop while I formatted the drive. I then moved it back again. As far as assuming (the familiar adage aside), this simply has been the first time I have encountered an exe file that needed to stay put in this way. By that I mean, that I have downloaded many applications – to the Downloads folder, desktop, or other folder – and never had to keep the file in that folder, either to run it or to store it after running. From your comment, I assume that I have evidently missed many that have the same requirement as this one.
As for the documentation in general, I am one who does not like instructions for everything to read like instructions on a box of brownie mix: Do step 1, Do step 2… There is, of course, a judgement to be made as to what and how much to include, and perhaps there are more details somewhere else on the SD site. In my view, in this case, when there is no indication that functionality will be impaired by moving the exe file, a cautionary note would hardly be too much. Having come across this after being told to check a non-existent check box, and then finding that renaming the vault folder does not rename it but creates an unwanted subfolder instead, I think it fair to raise the question of how much thought was put into the documentation/instructions. I have sent a polite letter to SanDisk in hopes that it may catch the attention of someone there. In the meantime, curiosity leads me to see if reinstalling the driver from the site will fix the icon logo.