Automatic Backups

Instructions for making automatic backups of DAOC settings files and Mojo files

Mojo automatically makes backups of three kinds of settings files:

  1. User.dat. This file contains DAOC’s settings that affect all characters including window size, keyboard settings, volume, etc.

  2. INI files. These files contain DAOC’s settings for each character including quickbar settings, camera, etc.

  3. Mojo.fig.xml. This file contains the characters and teams that you’ve entered into Mojo.

Mojo makes backups each time you launch a toon, restart DAOC, or change Mojo’s settings.

Each time Mojo makes a backup of a file, it keeps the previous backup as well. To distinguish one backup from another, Mojo numbers them. For example, backups of user.dat look like this:


When Mojo gets to 20, it starts over with 1. This kind of series is called a rolling backup.

When you restore one of these backup files, you have to rename it to remove the number. For example, change “user.backup-1.dat” to “user.dat”.

To find these backups, go to “Folders > Show Mojo Folders > Show automatic backups” as shown in this picture:

When you restore a backup, rename it as described above and copy it to the folder where the real copy of that file is kept:

You can open all these folders easily by selecting Folders on Mojo’s main menu.

Confusing detail for some users: This paragraph applies only if you have or had multiple DAOC installs and you used a paths.dat file to specify separate settings for them. Mojo does this automatically for you when you create virtual folders. Due to a bug in DAOC, the names of folders in paths.dat are not the same as the names of the actual folders. The bug causes DAOC to remove the last letter of the name when it creates the folder.

This page was first published on July 17, 2016 and last modified on October 6, 2019