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Postby Algyros » 08 Nov 2009

I'm a new member of Multicharts and so far I'm very pleased indeed.

I have created a number of charts, workspaces, and custom signals. Should my computer crash, are these all saved? If not, what would you suggest I do to make sure I don't have to start from zero in case of a crash?

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Postby TJ » 08 Nov 2009

for workspaces,
From MultiCharts, do a File> Save Workspace As...
you can see the file directory on where the workspace is saved

for indicators,
1. go to PowerLanguageEditor,
2. do a File> Export

by using the above methods,
you can save a copy of all your studies/wsp to your selected location



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Postby Algyros » 08 Nov 2009

Let's say my computer gets destroyed in a fire and I have to start all over with a new computer. If I understand correctly, you're saying if I've backed up my files in the conventional way, I can simply re-enter them into a new computer, correct? And, if some of the charts in these files are running custom codes (signals), would these, and all their settings, get backed up along with the files?

Thank you for your assistance.

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Postby TJ » 08 Nov 2009

the Workspace is a file that contains the following information:

1. the symbol name(s) (note: names only, not the data)
2. the resolution of each symbol
3. study name(s) applied to each symbol
(note: names only, not the study)
4. the optional settings of each indicator
5. the placement of each symbol/indicator (i.e. subchart details)
6. the drawing objects and the locations
(for both indicator generated and manually applied objects)


all the MultiCharts related data files are located here:
VISTA:
C:\ProgramData\TS Support\

XP:
C:\Documents and Settings\{Username}\Local Settings\Application Data\TS Support\


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