This Preferences page contains options that control where zMUD looks for the Character Database (chardb.dat) your local disk. Most of these preferences are global. In previous versions of zMUD, this file was called "mudchar.dat". zMUD also looks for the MUD database (mudlist.dat) in this directory.
For these files you can tell zMUD to look in the ZMUD.EXE directory, the Current directory, or an Other directory that you specify.