What's ridiculous is I don't see a single person correctly scanning mame with softlists imported the way it prompts them to be. That's arguably a clrmame fault though.
Most people probably quit updating altogether after the last chd change though. That's why I'm the only one bitching. Everyone else gave up except Sune. I literally have to install a new hard drive and let my computer process for a week. I saw a post on another board, some poor guy decided to just delete all his chds.
I've never seen "batch" anything in clrmame. I don't keep up with the mess lists because I don't have time to. You are the one not paying attention to exactly what I was bitching about "all those times" too. It wasn't anything to do with mess list scanning, seeing as though I've never even tried to. I get it why they are needed in mess, and why you would want the zips in separate folders for mess regardless. I'll bookmark that link so I'll know how to do batching if/when it's required for mame but it might not be(?).