Where is default folder to open projects stored?

Somehow Cubase now go to a subfolder in a specific folder every time I need to open a project. I then have to navigate back to my projects folder, then go to correct project. I just want it to put me in D:\Cubase Projects every time I want to open a project. (no template needed) I can’t find a preference anywhere in preferences.

When you open the ‘Steinberg Hub’ you can set a default location at the lower right side.

that’s for creating projects either empty. I want to Click File, then Open and not have it be in some sub folder that I have to back out of when it asks me for project folder It use to work fine, now it wants to create it in a sub folder for some reason

using hub to open a project even starts in wrong sub folder instead of root of projects where I want it to

I can’t find my saved project’s and in Steinberg hub shows no resent projects.
I can’t even find the projects in my PC too.
I am a beginner in Cubase, can someone please explain briefly for me the understand and maybe get back my missing projects and get back to work?