Mysteriously to me TCStart.btm is not being executed...

#1
... when a new TCC session is started. So first as a series of background issues:

There's only one TCStart.btm file in the entire system:
Code:
[[C:\Program Files\JPSoft\TCMD14x64]Type NUL: >Z:\TCStartList.txt
 
[C:\Program Files\JPSoft\TCMD14x64]For %D in (C E Z) Do (PDir %D:\TCStart.btm /(dy/m/d th:m:s zc fpn) /S /A-D) >>Z:\TCStartList.txt
 
[C:\Program Files\JPSoft\TCMD14x64]Type Z:\TCStartList.txt
2013/01/26 21:24:25            632 C:\Program Files\JPSoft\TCMD14x64\TCStart.btm
 
[C:\Program Files\JPSoft\TCMD14x64]
C: and E: are the only physical drives in the system (D: is a DVD drive), Z: is a RAM disk.

A session start.
Code:
  Sat  Jan 26, 2013  10:02:23p
 
Chill v1.1.0 loaded.
HTags plugin v0.60.3 loaded.
HTMLDump plugin v1.0.5 loaded.
ISO8601 plugin v1.3.7 loaded.
PopInfo v1.0.3 loaded; hotkey is Control-Q.
QCAL plugin v1.3.7 loaded.
SafeChars plugin v1.7.0 loaded.
Say plugin v1.0.7 loaded.
 
TCC  14.03.53 x64  Windows 7 [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright 2012 JP Software Inc.  All Rights Reserved
Registered to Daniel Mathews
 
[C:\Program Files\JPSoft\TCMD14x64]Alias >Z:\AliasList.txt
TCC: No aliases defined
 
[C:\Program Files\JPSoft\TCMD14x64]Function >Z:\FunctionList.txt
TCC: No functions defined
The TCStart.btm that will (should) be executed and the results of executing it:
Code:
[C:\Program Files\JPSoft\TCMD14x64]*Dir TCStart.btm
 
Volume in drive C is Windows        Serial number is b2cb:b200
Directory of  C:\Program Files\JPSoft\TCMD14x64\TCStart.btm
 
1/26/2013  21:24            632  TCStart.btm
              632 bytes in 1 file and 0 dirs    4,096 bytes allocated
    66,820,882,432 bytes free
 
[C:\Program Files\JPSoft\TCMD14x64]Type TCStart.btm
@Echo Off
If %_Pipe != 0 .OR. %_Transient != 0 Quit
MsgBox /1"Message Box" /M /O /S OK
CDD C:\
CDD E:\
Alias /R E:\Dos\Alias.txt
Set _CRLF=^R^N
Call E:\DOS\Functions.btm
Title PID %_PID %@IF[%_X64 == 1,64,32]-bit
If "%TreeExclude" == "" ^
  Set TreeExclude=A:;B:;C:;D:;E:;F:;G:;H:;I:;J:;K:;L:;M:;N:;O:;P:;Q:;R:;S:;T:;U:;V
:;W:;X:;Y:;Z:
Iff %@Index[%Path,E:\DOS] == -1 Then
  SetLocal
  Set EDOS=%@Index[%Path,C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0]
  Iff %EDOS == -1 Then
      Set Path=%Path%E:\DOS
  Else
      Set Path=%@Left[%EDOS,%Path]E:\DOS;%@Instr[%EDOS,%Path]
  EndIff
  EndLocal Path
EndIff
 
[C:\Program Files\JPSoft\TCMD14x64]TCStart
 
[E:\]C:
 
[C:\Program Files\JPSoft\TCMD14x64]Alias >!Z:\AliasList.txt
 
[C:\Program Files\JPSoft\TCMD14x64]Type Z:\AliasList.txt
DC:=E:\Documents
DO:=E:\DOS
FI:=E:\Documents\Financial
JP:="C:\Program Files (x86)\JPSoft\TCMD14"
PF:=E:\Program Files
Ac*tualFiles=E:\DOS\Startx ActualFiles
Ad*dTrailingQuotes=E:\DOS\AddTrailingQuotes.btm
BD*TTMDir=(PDir %$ /A-D /S /(dy/m/d th:m:s zc fpn) | Find /V "\$VAULT\" | Find /V "
 
... Lots more aliases defined...
 
VB08=C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~1.0\Common7\IDE\VBExpress.exe
Wi*namp=*Start /PGM E:\PROGRA~1\WinAmp\winamp.exe
WMP*Layer=*Start /PGM C:\PROGRA~2\WI54FB~1\wmplayer.exe
Wo*rd=*Start /PGM C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE %$
 
[C:\Program Files\JPSoft\TCMD14x64]Function >!Z:\FunctionList.txt
 
[C:\Program Files\JPSoft\TCMD14x64]Type Z:\FunctionList.txt
AppName=%@If[%@Index[%@RawAppName[%1],/] == -1,%@RawAppName[%1],%@Trim[%@Left[%@Ind
ex[%@RawAppName[%1],/],%@RawAppName[%1]]]]
BaseFileName=%@FileName[%@Left[-%@Inc[%@Len[%@Ext[%@If["%@UnQuoteS[%1]" == "",%_Bat
 
... A bunch more functions...
 
SubDirs=%@ExecStr[E:\DOS\SubDirs.btm %$]
TrueFileSize=%@Trim[%@Replace[,,,%@ExecStr[PDir %1 /(ZCA)]]]
UnOuterQuotes=%@If['%@Left[1,%1]' == '"' .AND. '%@Right[1,%1]' == '"',%@Left[-1,%@R
ight[-1,%1]],%1]
And, again just for verification, the complete results of starting a new Take Command/TCC session from the "start" menu:
Code:
  Sat  Jan 26, 2013  9:47:42p
 
Chill v1.1.0 loaded.
HTags plugin v0.60.3 loaded.
HTMLDump plugin v1.0.5 loaded.
ISO8601 plugin v1.3.7 loaded.
PopInfo v1.0.3 loaded; hotkey is Control-Q.
QCAL plugin v1.3.7 loaded.
SafeChars plugin v1.7.0 loaded.
Say plugin v1.0.7 loaded.
 
TCC  14.03.53 x64  Windows 7 [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright 2012 JP Software Inc.  All Rights Reserved
Registered to Daniel Mathews
 
[C:\Program Files\JPSoft\TCMD14x64]
Again, no evidence of the TCStart.btm file having been run.
 
#3
Thank you, Vince. You hit the nail on the head immediately because that was the problem. I had no recollection of the "TCStartPath" option (and no clue as to when I might have changed it). But if you don't remember (somewhat ironically here) bad memory is, by far, my worst disability. I am almost non-functional because of it.