Ok, sorry if I wasn't clear frown

Let's say I have this on my old mIRC log...

Session Start: Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 2021
[2021/01/01 - 00:00:00] <Username> Jan 2021
Session Ident: Username

Session Start: Mon Feb 01 00:00:00 2021
[2021/02/01 - 00:00:00] <Username> Feb 2021
Session Ident: Username

Session Start: Mon Mar 01 00:00:00 2021
[2021/03/01 - 00:00:00] <Username> Mar 2021
Session Ident: Username

When I /query that user today - As expect mIRC will create a new filename Username.20210301.log but the chat log show up blank if there's no log from previous month i.e. Username.20210201.log - even tho it's the same username. I assumed it's was due to being saved as a month format.

Now, I've just checked what you're saying, and you're right, the previous month do come up to this current month (max 2 months!) but I'd like to bring up the entire log back up (of course I do use Window buffer to stop the mass loading) to see my old history rather than having to manually open each file from mirc/logs folder using one of the text readers.

This is why I was hoping to avoid that date format i.e. Username.log - I don't mind if it's being 1mb filesize or whatever but having approx 2000 log files (including monthly chat and channels log altogether) isn't ideal for me.

Here what I did completely fresh from start...

I've ran a brand new mIRC 7.64 install (portable) just now as I'm typing this up.

Ran the first time, then I went straight to Tools > Options > Auto Logging and it appears that is already ON by default so I did not make any further changes anywhere else on mIRC settings.

I made a copy of those 2 logs (Username.20201001.log or Username.20201101.log) from my old chat log into that new portable mIRC for test purpose.

When I type /query Username and what I see right now is blank - nothing coming from Username.20201001.log or Username.20201101.log!

Now, if I rename that Username.20201101.log to Username.20210301.log -- then log works - it does show up!

So, it's feels like to me that mIRC doesn't load up older log but only previous and current month.

The reason I use monthly because the actual channel I'm in, the number of files can get too many and I regularly purge those older logs but I'd never delete any of the chat logs.

Hope you get what I'm saying?

Hard for me to explain, and it's hard for me to write in English too. (Not my native language)


Last edited by colt45; 02/03/21 03:31 AM.