There are some workarounds out there to start
cmd.exe as administrator in a specific path. But the problem persists for any link. For example, when starting MatLab it changes to the path in the "Start in" setting.
When starting MatLab as administrator, it always changes to
%systemroot%/system32. This is not only annoying, but sometimes if you forget about this and you start other programs, log files or other outputs are written to a system critical path.
Is there any way to enable the administrator to use the "Start in" setting?