I believe that the cmd.exe is working like it should be. OtherWith the info Dave-UK just provided, I wonder if your Registry key
where this stuff is stored is read-only, or something to that effect.
If it were my system behaving like yours, I'd be curious enough to
check that. I like how mine's working, though, so I'm not messing with
operating system terminal like programs behave the same way when they
start up by putting the user in his own home directory, such as VMS or
Solaris. So I wasn't really curious as to why cmd.exe was doing this as
I accepted it doing it this way as other operating systems handle it