Use of Windows open file dialog to load sidecar file

I am running darktable-3.7.0+1153~g34ba7924a-win64.exe, which uses the Windows dialog box to open/load sidecar files. Unlike the dt open sidecar dialog, when I go to load a sidecar, the dialog opens wherever I used the open dialog for any other purpose, instead of where I left off within my pictures. Even after opening a sidecar, if I use Windows open file for another purpose and then want to open a sidecar, I have to navigate back to my pictures again. Is this happening to anyone else? Is this permanent?