If path part is included and it ends with slash (/), WinSCP starts with the path as initial remote directory. If the path part does not end with slash, the file (or directory) specified by it is downloaded.
What actually happens is that whether or not the path ends in a slash, the directory is opened on the correct host but nothing is downloaded. How can I make a link in the following form open a file for editing when clicked?
The linked documentation mentions adding
;saveafter a URL to trigger that action, so I tried adding some possibly-relevant commands in the same format eg
;get, with no change in results.