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Global Settings can be edited from the top menu: Settings > RomVault Settings

DAT Root Directory

This is the directory where all of your DATs are located. The directory tree in the left pane of the RomVault interface mirrors the DAT Root directory structure.

  • Default: A directory called “DatRoot” in the same location as the RomVault EXE

Fixing Level

This setting controls how thorough of a fix you would like to perform when you click the “Fix ROMs” button. A detailed explanation of the different fixing levels is covered here: Scanning/Fixing Levels

  • Default: Level 2 - Fast copy if SHA1 scanned

Filenames not to remove from Dirs

This setting allows you to specify rules for files to ignore in your ToSort folders. Any ignored files are still scanned by RomVault, but they are flagged with an “ignore” status and will not be removed or used for fixes. To force the scanning engine to completely ignore files and not attempt to scan, prefix the the rule with ignore:. Some examples include:

Match ModeExampleDescription
Don't Remove - Exact_readme_.txtWill scan but not remove the file named exactly _readme_.txt
Don't Remove - Wildcard*.sbiWill scan but not remove all .sbi files which are sometimes packaged with PS1 dumps
Don't Remove - Regexregex:^_.*_$Will scan but not remove any files that start and end with an underscore _
Scanning Ignore - Exactignore:cheat.7zWill completely ignore and NOT scan the archive cheat.7z. Useful if you collect MAME Extras since the cheat.7z file is not present in the most commonly used DATs.
Scanning Ignore - Wildcardignore:*.tmpWill completely ignore and NOT scan any *.tmp files. Particularly useful if you download files directly into your ToSort directories.
Scanning Ignore - Regexignore:regex:^(\.st)*Will completely ignore and NOT scan .stfolder and .stignore files which may be present if you sync a directory with syncthing to another location
Each ignore rule must be on its own line. Wildcard rules support ? to match a single character and * to match any number of characters. Regex rules must be prefixed with regex:. Ignore rules for RomRoot directories are controlled using Directory Settings.
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Double Check Delete

Enabling this setting ensures that a good copy of the file to be deleted exists elsewhere before deleting. This setting makes delete actions a bit slower which is a tradeoff for ensuring files are not deleted due to a misconfiguration. You should only disable this if you are sure your Directory Rules are mapped correctly and you do not have multiple DAT paths mapping to the same directory.

  • Default: Enabled
Its highly recommended to keep this setting enabled. When this option is enabled RomVault does not blindly trust the information in cache for delete operations. For example, if you scanned a directory of files then RomVault would store the information about those files in the cache. If you then moved that directory or deleted the files without performing another scan, then RomVault still assumes you have those files in that location. In this scenario, if Double Check Delete were set to “Disabled” then RomVault may delete the only copy of that file you have instead of moving it to your Primary ToSort.

Save Cache on Timer Every XX Minutes

Enabling this setting will make RomVault create a backup of the cache file at regular intervals while fixing ROMs

  • Default: Enabled, 10 Minutes
The cache is only backed up while the fixing process is running. The old cache backup will be overwritten with a new cache backup. Its recommended to keep this setting enabled.

In the rare event of an application or system crash its possible that the cache file can become corrupted. If this occurs the cache backup file can be renamed so that it becomes the primary cache, thus restoring your scan history within a few minutes of the crash. In the event of switching to a cache backup its advised to rescan any directories that were being scanning when the crash occurred to ensure the cache file is in sync with the files on disk.

Convert all 7z to RV7z

Enabling this setting will recompress all 7z archives to RV7z format during a fix operation

  • Default: Disabled
If this is disabled then existing 7z or torrent7z archives will remain as is. However, any new or modified 7z archives will be written as RV7z. RomVault can read regular 7z and torrent7z archives but it only supports writing RV7z archives.

Detailed Fix Reporting

Enabling this setting will display more verbose logging while a fix is running. This primarily includes Delete actions and has no impact on fixing performance.

  • Default: Disabled

Send Found MIA (DATVault Users Only)

Enabling this setting will send a notification to DATVault whenever you find an MIA ROM. This will then remove the MIA status from the DAT during the next scheduled DATVault update which normally occurs at least once per day.

  • Default: Enabled

Debug Logs Enabled

Enabling this setting will write debug log files to the “Logs” directory relative to the RomVault EXE

  • Default: Disabled
Do not enable this unless you are troubleshooting an error. If you are asking for support on the RomVault Discord, please try to reproduce the issue with debug logs enabled as it will help others help you with the issue.
global_settings.txt · Last modified: 2022/07/04 07:55 by johnsanc