Files / Directory structure | Uninstall | Backup
Learn what directories and files Chatty creates/uses.
The settings directory by default is in your user home directory in a
.chatty. You can enter the command
/dir to display and
/openDir to open the
settings directory that Chatty currently uses.
If you want to replace, copy or delete setting files in any way, make sure to close Chatty before doing so (the files may be overwritten at any time while Chatty is running).
You can change the settings directory via different ways:
-cdlaunch option changes the settings directory to the current working directory.
-d <dir>launch option changes the settings directory to the specified directory (which must already exist). Example:
-d D:\program settings\Chatty(no quotes)
-portablelaunch option changes the settings directory to a directory called
portable_settingscreated next to the
You can use launch options by adding them to a shortcut or (if you're using the standalone version) by adding it to the Chatty.cfg.
|| |- auto_*||Automatic setting backups|
|| |- manual_*||Manual setting backups|
|| |- session_*||Session setting backups|
|| |- backup_*||Old backups (no longer used)|
||-- cache||[Directory] (customize)|
|| |- <cache files>||Cached emotes/image files|
||-- debuglogs||[Directory] (customize)|
|| |- <debug files>||See Debug Log|
||-- exported||[Directory] (customize)|
|| |- stream_highlights.txt||Recorded stream highlights|
|| |- <exported text>||/exportText command output|
||-- logs||[Directory] (customize)|
|| |- <log files>||Chat log files|
||- login||[Settings] Your login data (keep this secure)|
||- settings||[Settings] Main Settings File|
||- addressbook||[Settings] Addressbook entries [deprecated]|
||- favoritesAndHistory||[Settings] Channel History/Favorites [deprecated]|
||- statusPresets||[Settings] Stream Title/Game presets (Admin Dialog) [deprecated]|
have been merged into
settings as of v0.9.1.
addressbook has been merged into
as of v0.12 (but may still be written to under some circumstances).
This directory is associated with Chatty when you start it. This is usually the directory the program is started from. When using the standalone (Chatty.exe) this is always set to the "app" directory of the standalone bundle. In some cases, depending on how Chatty is started, this may point to a different directory.
You can change the Working Directory by specifying it when you start
Chatty, usually by creating a shortcut
and changing what is defined under
Run in in the shortcut
settings. Make sure this points to the same folder the
is in (or something else if you want to customize it, just make sure the
files you need are there).
Use the command
/wdir to display and
to open the Working Directory.
||-- sounds||[Folder] Sound files for Notifications (customize)|
|| |- <sound>.wav||.wav files|
||-- img||[Folder] Image files for Custom Badges (customize)|
|| |- <various images>||.png files|
This is where the Chatty.jar is located and is used for loading libraries that Chatty uses.
Some folders can be changed:
Changing folders usually requires a restart of Chatty to be properly applied.
To remove Chatty from your computer:
/openDirin Chatty. If you customized your Chatlog or Sounds directory you may want to find those in the Settings.
Chatty.jarare located) and the settings directory.
Setting backups can provide a way to recover your settings if the setting weren't written or loaded properly or to reset your settings to a previous state.
Chatty can perform these types of backups:
session_*): A copy of the currenty written settings, which is mostly intended as a fallback if the main settings file cannot be written. This changes often, so loading it only makes sense immediately after starting Chatty, before settings are saved again.
auto_*): A copy of the settings file, made when Chatty is started. By default a backup is made no more often than one day apart and only a limited number of backups are kept.
manual_*): You can create a manual backup via "Main - Save..". Manual backups are never automatically deleted.
login settings file is not backed up.
For a safer backup, make your own backups on a different
To load an automatic backup go to "Main - Settings - Main - View Backups"
and follow the instructions. If you want to restore a manual backup you made of the
settings file, simply overwrite the current
file while Chatty is not running.
You can view the backup directory directly by entering
/showBackupDir into the Chatty inputbox. Note that files
in the backup directory starting with
auto_ may be automatically