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Posted By: rtdos

export settings - 22/03/11 10:34 PM

how can i export my settings (including my favorite servers and channels) so that i can import them on another machine?
Posted By: RusselB

Re: export settings - 22/03/11 10:47 PM

Most (or possibly all) of those settings are stored in the mirc.ini file. You can find the exact location of this file by opening mIRC, then typing
Code:
//echo -a $qt($mircini)


If you find that there are settings not being copied/transferred, then simply refer to the same directory and copy all of the .ini files.
Posted By: rtdos

Re: export settings - 23/03/11 12:05 AM

Originally Posted By: RusselB
Most (or possibly all) of those settings are stored in the mirc.ini file. You can find the exact location of this file by opening mIRC, then typing
Code:
//echo -a $qt($mircini)


If you find that there are settings not being copied/transferred, then simply refer to the same directory and copy all of the .ini files.


Thanks Russell, leads me to this question: since they are located in my users' application directory, how do i make mIRC portable? copy the ini files to the home directory of where the exe is located?
Posted By: Riamus2

Re: export settings - 23/03/11 01:44 AM

Correct. It will then use the install folder for all settings.
Posted By: RusselB

Re: export settings - 23/03/11 03:32 PM

Alternatively, you could use mIRC's -p switch, which is designed to make mIRC portable.
Posted By: Wims

Re: export settings - 23/03/11 03:37 PM

-portable, not -p wink

Posted By: Riamus2

Re: export settings - 23/03/11 08:19 PM

Just keep in mind that portable is not exactly the same as having the settings in your install folder. Now, unless -portable is different than installing it as portable from the installer, which I don't think it is, then it disables some things that you might not want disabled. For example, if it's being used in portable mode (and hasn't ever been used in the normal mode), irc:// links won't be registed and so you can't click them in your browser to open them in mIRC. This is because portable mode does not make changes to your registry. Now, -portable is done after installation, so if you actually installed mIRC, this shouldn't be an issue. But if you just extract mIRC without installation, it can be.

By putting mIRC.ini in your install folder, mIRC will work exactly as a normal install, but your settings will all be stored in one folder. That makes it "portable" in that you can easily compress it, back it up, or whatever without having to manage multiple directories. But it does not prevent it from making changes to your registry. In most cases, if it's on your own system, I would recommend placing the ini file in your install folder instead of using -portable. If you're on someone else's or a public computer or something, then -portable is the better option. Of course, you can use either option depending on your preferences. I have 5 or 6 installs on my computer (and that's 3 or 4 different versions of mIRC) with the ini files in the install folder and they all load different scripts and have different settings and there is never a conflict.
Posted By: rtdos

Re: export settings - 26/03/11 02:38 PM

Thanks!
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