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C:\_emacs not being read

From: Shanks N
Subject: C:\_emacs not being read
Date: Sat, 09 Jun 2007 21:22:56 +0530
User-agent: Gnus/5.110004 (No Gnus v0.4) Emacs/22.1 (windows-nt)

If there is no .emacs or _emacs in App Data/ folder and there is a
 _emacs file in C:\, then Emacs 22.1 does not read the _emacs file.
If I rename the _emacs to .emacs, then everything works fine;
 In C:\, Emacs is looking *exactly* for .emacs and not (_emacs||.emacs)
 when there is no init file (_emacs||.emacs) in App Data/

I believe this is a bug as it breaks an existing setup (although post
fix resolution, I know I have to rename the _emacs  to .emacs).

This behaviour affects Gnus too, which uses the gnus-default-directory
to derive the Mail and News folder paths.  When I first launched Gnus
it kept looking in App Data/ folder instead of the usual C:/News and


In GNU Emacs 22.1.1 (i386-mingw-nt5.1.2600)
 of 2007-06-02 on RELEASE
Windowing system distributor `Microsoft Corp.', version 5.1.2600
configured using `configure --with-gcc (3.4) --cflags -Ic:/gnuwin32/include'

Important settings:
  value of $LC_ALL: nil
  value of $LC_COLLATE: nil
  value of $LC_CTYPE: nil
  value of $LC_MESSAGES: nil
  value of $LC_MONETARY: nil
  value of $LC_NUMERIC: nil
  value of $LC_TIME: nil
  value of $LANG: ENG
  locale-coding-system: cp1252
  default-enable-multibyte-characters: t

Major mode: Group

Minor modes in effect:
  show-paren-mode: t
  gnus-topic-mode: t
  gnus-undo-mode: t
  erc-autojoin-mode: t
  erc-button-mode: t
  erc-ring-mode: t
  erc-pcomplete-mode: t
  erc-track-mode: t
  erc-fill-mode: t
  erc-netsplit-mode: t
  erc-irccontrols-mode: t
  erc-noncommands-mode: t
  display-time-mode: t
  delete-selection-mode: t
  encoded-kbd-mode: t
  tooltip-mode: t
  tool-bar-mode: t
  mouse-wheel-mode: t
  menu-bar-mode: t
  file-name-shadow-mode: t
  global-font-lock-mode: t
  font-lock-mode: t
  blink-cursor-mode: t
  unify-8859-on-encoding-mode: t
  utf-translate-cjk-mode: t
  auto-compression-mode: t
  column-number-mode: t
  line-number-mode: t
  transient-mark-mode: t

Recent messages:
Wrote c:/Mail/ctan-ann
Expiring articles...done
No more unread newsgroups
Making completion list...
GNU Emacs 22.1.1 (i386-mingw-nt5.1.2600) of 2007-06-02 on RELEASE
Loading apropos...done
Type C-x 1 to remove help window.  
Making completion list... [3 times]
Loading emacsbug...done

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