Strategy folders created in Explorer are not visible
Author: phillswealthlab
Creation Date: 7/7/2017 1:13 AM
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phillswealthlab

#1
I have created several new folders for codes I have been working on but when I go to

C:\Program Files\MS123\Wealth-Lab Developer 6\Data\Strategies

in Explore I cannot find the new folders I created.


The original Wealthlab Strategy folders are there but not my new ones. How can I display them.

Show "hidden files, folders and drives" is ticked in Settings.


Thanks Phillip
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Eugene

#2
Phillip, modern software does not store user data under Program Files. What you found is the folder with canned strategies that will be restored in case you use Wealth-Lab under a new Windows account or reinstall. The correct location can be found where the Wealth-Lab User Guide instructs: Data > Where Data are Stored.

Also bear in mind that:

1. Nested folders are not supported
2. Any changes to folders scanned by Wealth-Lab will not be reflected until it's restarted, so it makes sense to make them when WLD is closed.
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phillswealthlab

#3
OK

I found them but what files should I be backing up apart from Strategies. ie what are vital or should I just backup

the entire Data folder


Thanks Phillip
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Eugene

#4
For simplicity's sake, just this Data folder:

C:\Users\Windows User Name\AppData\Roaming\Fidelity Investments\WealthLabDev\1.0.0.0\Data