Recognize existing data using symlinks
Author: akar
Creation Date: 4/8/2017 5:21 PM
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akar

#1
My hard drive crashed and I had to install Wealthlab. Previous to the crash I used to keep the data in a separate drive (T:). However when I point the new installation to the old directory (T:), it's not seeing the DATASETS. Here's what I did.

C:\> cd C:\Users\Admin\AppData\Roaming\Fidelity Investments\WealthLabPro\1.0.0.0

:\> mklink /j "C:\Users\Adminr\AppData\Roaming\Fidelity Investments\WealthLabPro\1.0.0.0\Data" "T:\TRADING\PLATFORMS\WEALTHLABPRO\1.0.0.0\Data"

Restarted WL but it's still not seeing the datasets in the "T:\TRADING\PLATFORMS\WealthLabPro\1.0.0.0\Data\DataSets" and using the defaults
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Eugene

#2
I've noticed a typo here:

C:\Users\Adminr\
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akar

#3
Fixed the typo but still the same problem.
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Eugene

#4
So what is the output of the command?

Does the Data folder at AppData\Roaming already exist? When symlinking a directory, it should not work if it does.
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akar

#5
I figured out the problem.

I installed the program as ADMIN and was modifying the USER\ADMIN directory. However I am running it as a different user. When I change the c:\<USER> path, then it started working.

Thanks for the help.
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Eugene

#6
Thanks for letting the forum know. I've added a note to the Wiki FAQ > Data.