You can tell Miranda where to save or from where to use *dat file.. just edit the mirandaboot.ini file:
Originally Posted by Boss823
if you live it like this it will save (or use) your *dat file in main Miranda directory. Put in there your saved copy.. and it should work
;The directory to search for database files. If it's a relative path then
;it's relative to the directory containing miranda32.exe. Default is .
;You can use environment variables, so NT people may like %APPDATA%