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DCC and File Transfer Help

If you are having difficulty sending or receiving a file please check the following:

Could it be your DCC is blocked by the DCC Ignore function?

In the File/Options/DCC/Folders menu you can set mIRC to save certain file types in certain directories and/or to ignore certain file types. By default mIRC will ignore all files exept the file types that are considered safe, like *.bmp, *.gif, *.jpg, *.log, *.mid, *.png, *.wav, *.txt, *.zip.

mIRC will ignore executables and all sorts of script files by default. This safeguards you from accepting viruses and other harmfull files. If you want to be able to accept other types of files, like *.exe, *.com or *.vbs files you have to add these to the list of accepted file types.

Could it be your DCC is blocked by the lock option?

In the Options/General/Lock dialog you can disable certain mIRC features and lock them with a password. This allows you to, for example, block file transfers or limit the channels that can be joined.

Could it be the sender has wrong IP Address settings?

In almost all cases of DCC problems the initiating (sending) party is the cause of the problem. The sender would need to make sure that they have configured their copy of mIRC to use the correct local IP address of their connection, otherwise you will not be able to connect to them to receive the file.

The solution in most cases is to disconnect from the IRC server, open the Options/Connect/Local dialog and change the "Always get" options to look up your detals from the server, and then connect to the server again.