Or maybe an OPTION setting? Which would persist, and apply to other commands too: CHDIR, CDD, PUSHD, and implied CDD. You could catch most of those through a plugin, but I don't think there's any good way to trap the implied CDD.
If you post it in the feedback forum, I'll give it my one remaining vote.
This is a matter of the security settings on the "Start Menu" junction. On another (more pristine) computer where I could not access/list "Start Menu", I had full access for SYSTEM, myself, and administrators and an entry for "Everyone" specifying "deny list/read". "Deny" entries take precedence. After removing the "Everyone" entry, I could access/list the stuff in there.