Desktop ---> Laptop
Author: StreetSmart
Creation Date: 6/6/2009 6:43 PM
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StreetSmart

#1
Wealth-Lab on the road?

I have numerous custom data sets and complex strategies built on my desktop PC.

How can I transfer/import these datasets and strategies to my laptop?

Thanks...

Edit: I searched the program files on my desktop PC to see if I could find the user-created datasets and strategies (and somehow manually transfer them). The only files that show up are the pre-programmed ones, even thought my user-generated datasets and strategies are clearly functioning in my desktop PC.
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Eugene

#2
You'll find the data directory location in the Wealth-Lab User Guide, Data > Where Data is Stored. Install WL5 on the laptop and copy the DataSets, Strategies and Fidelity* folders, or the whole root directory if you like.
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StreetSmart

#3
And there is where the problem is:

QUOTE:
Edit: I searched the program files on my desktop PC to see if I could find the user-created datasets and strategies (and somehow manually transfer them). The only files that show up are the pre-programmed ones, even thought my user-generated datasets and strategies are clearly functioning in my desktop PC.



None of my user created WLP5 folders (datasets/strategies) are listed in the WLP5 Application Data on my desktop PC -- therefore I can't find them to even manually transfer them to the laptop.

Just to test if this is some sort of a glitch on my desktop, I created a dataset and a strategy folder on the laptop and neither of them showed up in the root directory either.

???
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Eugene

#4
Please carefully re-read my reply above. You're looking in the wrong place, and the User Guide does not instruct to search there.

Enable hidden file visibility in Explorer, if necessary.
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StreetSmart

#5
QUOTE:
You'll find the data directory location in the Wealth-Lab User Guide, Data > Where Data is Stored. Install WL5 on the laptop and copy the DataSets, Strategies and Fidelity* folders, or the whole root directory if you like.


Eugene,

I copied the entire WLP5 folder from my desktop PC onto a FlashMem stick. Even when I open the FlashMem stick on my laptop, none of the user defined datasets and strategies are there.
And yet... they're all working just fine on the desktop PC. Even doing a search on the desktop of the name I assigened to the user-created folders comes up with nothing.

Are my datasets/strategies stored on my computer or with Fidelity in the web?


Hmmmm... another thought. Do I have to call Fidelity and get the new download on my laptop "activated"? (even though I'm running it on my desktop)
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Eugene

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I copied the entire WLP5 folder from my desktop PC...

What's the point? Where is this suggested, could you point us?
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Are my datasets/strategies stored on my computer or with Fidelity in the web?

To find the answer, let me repeat it for the 2nd time:

1. You are looking in the wrong place.
2. Follow the advice in my post from 6/7/2009 12:50 AM to find the correct location of the data.
3. Chances are the location could be invisible in Explorer, so you could use a hint in my post from 6/7/2009 8:11 AM.
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StreetSmart

#7
GOT IT! Moocho Grassyass!