How to Organize your mIRC
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Organize mIRC

Important details

When you download mIRC and install it, you will notice that by default all the files are installed under one directory (c:\mirc).
mIRC 5.3  and over will create three subdirectories. (Downloads, logs and Sounds).

Before getting on line check the following:-

  • That Setup up has been configured.
  • That General Options has been configured.
  • That DCC Options has been configured.
  • That Aliases has been loaded.
  • That Popups has been loaded.
  • That Remote has been loaded.
 
     
 

How to configure mIRC

If you don't know what I am talking about, Remember that the mIRC toolbar at the top of my page is an Image map. Click on any button for basic help.


Fine tune your mIRC

As stated earlier, when you first install mIRC 5.31 , by default you will have the following subdirectories.
mIRC Default directory
It would be much easier for you if you create sub directories and put your files (Ini.,Logs, Wave, Mid, Txt, etc.) under those sub directories.

This is what I have done.

mIRC Directory


ascii

This is where I keep my ascii files. By the way I don't do much ascii :-)


backup

If you install mIRC over your old directory. mIRC will prompt you if you wish to backup your previous version. Say yes. It doesn't take much space and you might need it one day.


Download

This is where your downloaded (DCC get) files will be stored.

I have created subdirectories for Images, Text files and zip files.
After creating the subdirectories you must configure your Dcc Options .

For example to configure Dcc Options for images do the following, Press the DCC options button.  dcc.gif - 0.9 K
Press [Add] below DCC gets Directory.
Under Save files with this extensions , type *.gif
Under Into this directory specify the new image Directory that you just created. c:\mirc\download\pics)
Under And then Open . Specify what application to run, if you want to see the file when DCC Get finishes.
Do the same for *.bmp, *.jpg etc, files.

Follow the same procedure for text and zip files, each time by specifying the appropriate subdirectory.


events

Under this directory I have my wav files that I used when I configured General Options\Event Beeps tab.

Press the DCC options button. dcc.gif - 0.9 K
Press Event Beeps tab. On event\DCC send tickPlay Sound
and below it specify the wav file to play:-C:\mirc\wav\your.wav

Do the same for On Event\Disconnect , On Event\Invite , On Event\Notice and On Event\Querry\Chat
If you want wav files  Click here  to open a new window and visit dailywav.com.


Ini

Under this directory copy your old ini files. If you are a first time users, then copy the ini files from mIRC directory to this one.

Do Not copy the mirc.ini. Servers.ini, addrbk.ini and url.ini, unless you're an experienced mIRC user, in which case you would not be reading this page ;-)

Press the Alias definitions button. alias
Press the [Load] button, find your new Ini subdirectory and highlight the Alias.ini file.
Press [OK].
Press [OK] once more and it's done. Simple isn't it.
Do the same for your popup.ini and remote.ini, using the Popup menus and Remote control buttons. If you are Upgrading your mIRC. Your old remote.ini will be converted to ctcp.ini, events.ini and Raw.ini. Load each one separately.


logs

This is where mIRC will keep your log files.

If you are using mIRC 5.31 you dont need to configure this one. Otherwise do the following.

Press the mIRC General Options button. General Options
Go to the Logging Tab.
Under [Location of logs and buffer saves:] type in your Log file subdirectory or use the [?] button to find your new Log subdirectory.
Press [OK].


send

This is my default DCC send Directory.
I keep by 16bit files in the 16bit subdirectory. How do I know if someone is using win 3.x or win95? I do a ctcp version ;-) It's not 100% correct but it helps.


Sounds

This is my default wav directory.
I keep my *.wav files in this directory and my *.mid files in the midi Subdirectory.

Configure mIRC for your Wav and Mid files.

If you are using mIRC 5.31 , this is your default wav directory.

Press the mIRC General Options button. General options
Go to the sound requests Tab.
Under [Location of midi files:] press the button to find your new midi subdirectory.

Press [OK].
If you are not using mIRC 5.31 do the same for *.wav files

Note:- Don't forget to configure your DCC get for wav and mid files.
Press the DCC options button.  dcc.gif - 0.9 K
Press [Add] below DCC get Directory.
Under Save files with this extensions , type *.wav
Under Into this directory specify the new wav Directory that you just created. (c:\mirc\sounds)
Under And then Open. Specify what application to run, if you want to hear the file when DCC Get finishes.
Do the same for *.mid files.

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