restoring a deleted strategy
Author: vlai
Creation Date: 3/18/2009 4:49 AM
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Hello everybody! I am new in Wealth-Lab Developer 5.1. I deleted the "Head and Shoulders Bottom" strategy from "Chart Patterns" accidiently. Does anyone know how to retrieve it back? I tried to uninstall the wealth-lab and the folder c:\program\MS123 and reinstall the whole thing. I still missing this strategy. Does anyone has ideas? Thanks for reading!
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Since this Strategy is as a canned one, you can find it here:
"c:\Program Files\MS123\Wealth-Lab Developer 5\Data\Strategies\Chart Patterns\Head and Shoulders Top.xml"

Drop the file in your "..\Data\Strategies\Chart Patterns" folder (see the actual location in the User Guide -> "Data -> Where data is stored")

By the way, Strategies are deleted permanently so be careful when agreeing with the dialog. The only way to get your own work back (not some bundled Strategy) will be:

- easy way: restore it from a back-up
- the hard way: a low-level file unerase utility

I prefer the 1st option, so I'm typically never short of back-ups.
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I just refer to "Where data ia stored" from "User Guide" and delete the equivalent data located at the following location:

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

Re-install the wealth-lab, and now I get everything back at default setting. :)

Thank you very much the prompt reply and detail explanation! Have a good day!