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cant auto connect from search engine to mirc #215316 11/09/09 06:38 PM
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Hi iv recently installed windows vista on my computer and now when Im in a search engine like xdccing and i click on the packet that i want to download instead of auto connecting to mirc like it always used to i know get a message saying that the programme i need is not installed, but it is and its running ok cos i can open it seperately and manually access the channels etc. Can anyone help please

Re: cant auto connect from search engine to mirc [Re: Lynxer] #215323 11/09/09 09:24 PM
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Reinstall mIRC.


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Re: cant auto connect from search engine to mirc [Re: argv0] #215325 11/09/09 09:32 PM
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Remember there's a difference between running mirc.exe and actually installing it.

As everyone knows you do not need to actually install mirc to run it.

So I am assuming argv0 means for you to uninstall it from Programs and then reinstall it with the executable you get from mirc.com.

Re: cant auto connect from search engine to mirc [Re: DJ_Sol] #215331 11/09/09 10:28 PM
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I mean to install mIRC again. Uninstalling isn't necessary.

mIRC may not need to be "installed" to be used, but certain features like the irc:// link handlers are only configured at installation.


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Re: cant auto connect from search engine to mirc [Re: argv0] #215376 13/09/09 08:04 PM
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Thanks for that guys the reinstalling worked - sort of. When I click on the link in the search engine now now mirc opens which is good, but it still doesn't connect to the server or channel I have to do that manually so im guessing iv got some setting wrong somewhere - any ideas???

Re: cant auto connect from search engine to mirc [Re: Lynxer] #215377 13/09/09 08:12 PM
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If it's not connecting then it could be the fault of the website. Perhaps you should take this up with them.


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Re: cant auto connect from search engine to mirc [Re: argv0] #215378 13/09/09 08:50 PM
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ok as long as its not something stupid im doing il try another search engine - since packetnews not around i cant seem to find another one that works as well, but il keep looking - thanks again all for your help smile

Re: cant auto connect from search engine to mirc [Re: Lynxer] #215379 13/09/09 08:58 PM
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thort it had it partly sorted but now i find that everytime i click on a link in the search engines it opens mirc all over again instead of re-opening the mirc thats already open - please help me before i go grey or pull all my hair out!!!