I've enabled support for chat links but am unable to get mIRC to connect. While the link will launch mIRC, it will not connect to the specified server and channel. There are two different error messages. The first, for a shortcut on desktop (or in this example, an .url file in the mIRC directory) is simply:
- Cannot find the file 'C:\MIRC\dalmirc.url' (or one of its components). Make sure the path and filename are correct and that all required libraries are available.
The second, from a web page generates two message dialogs:
- Cannot find the file 'irc://kernel.ga.us.dal.net/mirc' (or one of its components). Make sure the path and filename are correct and that all required libraries are available.
The above is a Windows dialog, the following is an IE dialog:
- Internet Explorer cannot open this helper application for <a href="irc://kernel.ga.us.dal.net/mirc" target="_blank">irc://kernel.ga.us.dal.net/mirc</a> .
The protocol specified in this address is not valid. Make sure the address is correct, and try again.
Note: I don't believe IE is refering to mIRC as the 'helper app' as mIRC did actually launch. I've reinstalled mIRC (per Tye on #mIRC) with no change. These are the HKCR\irc registry keys:
Changing the HKCR\irc\shell\open\command key does no good as mIRC modifies this key each time mIRC is launched (other keys may also be modified as well, I don't know).
I'd like mIRC to launch (if it hasn't already) AND attempt to connect (and confirm the chat link request). I've found that users have alluded to this problem in other posts but none has included a specific resolution. Any help is welcome.
Win98 IE6 mIRC6.03