WL 5.1 data location
Author: jsmith2007z
Creation Date: 12/4/2008 10:18 AM
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jsmith2007z

#1
The user guide says that for Windows XP, the data folder, including the strategies subfolder that is critical to back up, is here:

C:\Documents and Settings\Windows User Name\Application Data\Fidelity Investments\WealthLabPro\1.0.0.0\Data\

On my system, it is there, but also here:

C:\Program Files\Fidelity Investments\Wealth-Lab Pro 5\Data\

Why two locations? Are both updated by WL, in synch, or is only one updated? Where will a new user-created or downloaded strategy go? Where will new data go?



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Eugene

#2
No need to care about that extra directory: it doesn't actually "store" user's data. These files are used to upgrade new installations (e.g. a change in the Dow 30 DataSet will refresh your existing copy in %AppData%, or a bugfixed Strategy will replace the associated XML file installed by a previous release).
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jsmith2007z

#3
Thanks.
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Karthik

#4
Is it possible to change the Data location?

Actually my software installed on C drive but i want all the download quote data to be stored at D drive, dont know whether possible or not.
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Eugene

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For Fidelity Static data provider, yes. See the User Guide for more details. Relocating Fundamental data and other, as far as I remember, was on Fidelity's plate (Robert, please correct me if I'm wrong). For MS123 data providers like Yahoo!, relocating their data is a long-term plan. Changing the entire Data folder is not an option, though.
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Cone

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That's right. Data relocation only works for price data in version 5.3. In 5.5 (I think) moving Fidelity Fundamental data too will be supported.