Instructions for Putting
mIRC on a Disk


For those of you who might not always be at your home or office computer during a IRC session might be interested in creating a portable mIRC disk. This will run from the A: drive of any PC computer. The only down side is that mIRC tends to run slower from disk than when installed on a computer and run from the hard drive.

 


 

Downloading to the Hard drive

To create a disk with the necessary files to run mIRC:

    Instructions:

  1. download a copy of mIRC57disk.exe to the computer hard drive.
    If you need help doing this, consult my downloading tutorial
  2. Remember the name of the directory you have downloaded this file to.
  3. Using Windows Explorer, go to the directory you have downloaded the mirc57disk.exe file to.

    Directory
  4. Double click on mIRC57disk.exe to start the extraction of the files for the program.

    Directory
  5. This will begin the extraction process and allow you to create a portable mIRC disk.

    Begin extraction
  6. Click on Next.
  7. When the next window opens it will ask you for the Destination Directory.

    Destination Directory
  8. The default will be C:\TEMP. Click on Browse. When the Browse Folder opens, select the disk drive.

    Begin extraction
  9. To select the A: drive click on it in the box, then OK and the next window will appear:

    Begin extraction
  10. Click on Next and the following window will open:

    Begin extraction
  11. When the extraction is complete the following window will open:

    Begin extraction
  12. Using Windows Explorer you can check the A: disk and you will see the following:

    Begin extraction
  13. To run mIRC from a disk, simply put this disk you just created and labeled in any PC A: drive. Using Windows Explorer, select the program mirc32.exe, as shown above, and double click on it. The program will take longer to load and open but it will work exactly like the one on your hard drive.

 


 

If You Downloaded to a Disk

    If you download it to a disk you need to copy it to a hard drive to extract the files to a disk.

    To copy to your drive:

  1. Insert the disk with mIRC57disk.exe into your A: drive.
  2. Using Windows Explorer select the program mirc57disk.exe from the A: drive:

    A: drive directory
  3. Highlight the file mirc57disk.exe by clicking once on it.
  4. With the right button of your mouse, click once and a menu will drop down:

    Menu to Copy
  5. Select Copy and then open Windows Explorer locate the C:\Temp directory, highlight it
  6. With the right button of your mouse, click once and a menu will drop down.

    Paste to C:\Temp
  7. Paste mIRC57disk.exe into this subdirectory.

    Paste to C:\Temp
  8. When you have successfully completed this process follow the directions from #3 above to begin the extraction process and allow you to create a portable mIRC disk

You will now have a portable mIRC disk.

 


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