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How to save options #194617 07/02/08 09:49 PM
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hi,i am using mIRC 6,3 and was wondering how to save all mirc options (such as notify list,nick colors and every ticked option in options tab) because i am going to reinstall windows soon and i am sick of getting my mirc options as they used to be...irc admin told me to get help from here

any help is appreciated.tyvm

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Re: How to save options [Re: mbab] #194618 07/02/08 09:56 PM
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Youc ould just copy the entire mIRC directory. It's not that big.

But the settings are primarily stored in the 'mirc.ini' file within the mIRC directory.

If you use any scripts, then take all the .INI files and all the .MRC files in the mIRC directory.

Re: How to save options [Re: mbab] #194619 07/02/08 10:08 PM
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All the *options* (UI settings, checkboxes, etc.) are set in mirc.ini, so you only need that file.

Keep in mind that like Bekar mentioned, there are other settings you may want:

- any script files loaded (will be referenced from mirc.ini)
- your address book settings (ignores, auto ops, etc) will be in control.ini

You may also want to copy:
aliases.ini
popups.ini
remotes.ini
users.ini

Because certain mIRC commands do modify those files.

If you just want the UI settings though-- mirc.ini and that's it.


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Re: How to save options [Re: argv0] #194620 07/02/08 10:44 PM
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i only have this in my mIRC directory

defaults(folder)
ircintro
mirc
mirc(exe)
readme(notepad)
uninstall
versions(notepad)

i had problems with mIRC earlier

Re: How to save options [Re: mbab] #194621 07/02/08 11:37 PM
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If you're on 6.31, you're looking at the wrong mirc directory

your mirc.ini and user configuration settings are all stored in your Application Data directory

type //run $mircdir from within mIRC or go to C:\Documents and Settings\YOURUSERNAME\Application Data\mIRC

or C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\AppData\Local\mIRC\ if you're on Vista

Note that //run $mircdir is the easiest method since the Application Data directory is hidden by default


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Re: How to save options [Re: argv0] #194622 07/02/08 11:57 PM
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Don't forget perform.ini & control.ini

Re: How to save options [Re: RoCk] #194638 08/02/08 06:11 PM
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ok thanks,everything is saved now...all i have to do now is to reinstall windows lol^^

tyvm for yur help

Re: How to save options [Re: argv0] #197521 08/04/08 09:13 AM
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is there someway possible to change where all is saved? because I have my mirc on a usbstick , and dont like it to save things on the local computers.. smile

Re: How to save options [Re: lismard] #197534 08/04/08 12:24 PM
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Look into the -portable switch when running mIRC from a USB drive.


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Re: How to save options [Re: Riamus2] #197536 08/04/08 01:18 PM
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how do you mean? what portable switch?

Re: How to save options [Re: lismard] #197537 08/04/08 01:26 PM
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You would need to use the -portable switch in the command line at run time. In your mIRC folder, you could create a shortcut to your mirc executable and add the -portable switch. Then use the shortcut to start mIRC instead of running the exe file directly.

/help command line

Re: How to save options [Re: RoCk] #203876 30/08/08 08:49 PM
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Ok,i was forced to reinstall windows.After installing mirc i replaced defualt folder with my previous saved options.But like i said back then whole address book wasnt saved so i had to put manually all nicknames back to notify and nick colors list=/