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How to save options

Posted By: mbab

How to save options - 07/02/08 09:49 PM

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
Posted By: Bekar

Re: How to save options - 07/02/08 09:56 PM

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.
Posted By: argv0

Re: How to save options - 07/02/08 10:08 PM

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.
Posted By: mbab

Re: How to save options - 07/02/08 10:44 PM

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
Posted By: argv0

Re: How to save options - 07/02/08 11:37 PM

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
Posted By: RoCk

Re: How to save options - 07/02/08 11:57 PM


Don't forget perform.ini & control.ini
Posted By: mbab

Re: How to save options - 08/02/08 06:11 PM

ok thanks,everything is saved now...all i have to do now is to reinstall windows lol^^

tyvm for yur help
Posted By: lismard

Re: How to save options - 08/04/08 09:13 AM

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
Posted By: Riamus2

Re: How to save options - 08/04/08 12:24 PM

Look into the -portable switch when running mIRC from a USB drive.
Posted By: lismard

Re: How to save options - 08/04/08 01:18 PM

how do you mean? what portable switch?
Posted By: RoCk

Re: How to save options - 08/04/08 01:26 PM


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
Posted By: mbab

Re: How to save options - 30/08/08 08:49 PM

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=/
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