How to Move MultiCharts Database, Studies and Logs from C Drive (Versions Prior to 8.7)

During MultiCharts installation one can specify installation folder location different from C drive. However, the majority of space used by MultiCharts is filled with the database, log files and studies. By default, everything above mentioned is stored on the C drive; there is a way to move the files and folders to a different hard drive.

Database files

Before starting this procedure, it is recommended to backup the database (see How to Backup User Data). The first step is to copy the files themselves:

Note: See How to Reduce Database Size to fill less space on another drive before moving the database files.
  1. Click the Windows Start button.
  2. Select Run.
  3. For 32 bit MultiCharts on Windows Vista/7/8/10 paste the following command: %allusersprofile%\TS Support\MultiCharts
    Note:
    For 64 bit Windows, the path to the MultiCharts 64 bit database is %allusersprofile%\TS Support\MultiCharts64
    For 64 bit Windows, the path to the MultiCharts 32 bit database is %allusersprofile%\TS Support\MultiCharts
    For 64 bit Windows, the path to the MultiCharts .NET 64 bit database is %allusersprofile%\TS Support\MultiCharts .Net64
    For 64 bit Windows, the path to the MultiCharts .NET 32 bit database is %allusersprofile%\TS Support\MultiCharts .Net
    For Windows XP, paste the following command: %allusersprofile%\Application Data\TS Support\MultiCharts
  4. Press Enter.
  5. In the popped up window, make a copy of the Database folder with all its contents.
  6. Paste the database copy to the new location.

The second step is to change the registry key:

  1. Click the Windows Start button.
  2. Select Run.
  3. Type regedit.
  4. Press Enter.
  5. Find the Path registry key
    In 64 bit Windows, the path to the MultiCharts 64 bit databases key is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\TS Support\MultiCharts\Databases\Portfolio
    In 64 bit Windows, the path to the MultiCharts 32 bit databases key is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\TS Support\MultiCharts\Databases\Portfolio
  6. Change the path to the new location of your database files.
  7. Find the Path and CachePath registry keys
    In 64 bit Windows, the path to the MultiCharts 64 bit key is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\TS Support\MultiCharts\Databases\Storage
    In 64 bit Windows, the path to the MultiCharts 32 bit key is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\TS Support\MultiCharts\Databases\Storage
  8. Change the paths to the new location of your database files.
  9. Find the DictionaryPath registry key
    In 64 bit Windows, the path to the MultiCharts 64 bit databases key is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\TS Support\MultiCharts\Databases\Portfolio
    In 64 bit Windows, the path to the MultiCharts 32 bit databases key is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\TS Support\MultiCharts\Databases\Portfolio
  10. Change the path to the new location of your Dictionary.csv file.
Note:For example, the new location of the "Dictionary.csv" file is "E:\new_location\". "DictionaryPath" key value will be "E:\new_location\Dictionary.csv"

Studies

Before starting, it is recommended to backup the studies (see How to Backup User Data). The first step is to copy the files themselves:

  1. Click the Windows Start button.
  2. Select Run.
  3. For 32 bit MultiCharts on Windows Vista/7/8/10 paste the following command: %allusersprofile%\TS Support\MultiCharts\StudyServer;
    Note:
    For 64 bit Windows, the path to MultiCharts 64 bit studies is %allusersprofile%\TS Support\MultiCharts64\StudyServer;
    For 64 bit Windows, the path to MultiCharts 32 bit studies is %allusersprofile%\TS Support\MultiCharts\StudyServer;

    For Windows XP, paste the following command: %allusersprofile%\Application Data\TS Support\MultiCharts\StudyServer
  4. Press Enter.
  5. In the popped up window, make a copy of the Studies folder with all its contents.
  6. Paste the Studies folder copy to the new location.

The second step is to change the registry key:

  1. Click the Windows Start button.
  2. Select Run.
  3. Type regedit.
  4. Press Enter.
  5. Find the StudiesPath registry key in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\TS Support\MultiCharts\
    Note:
    For 64 bit Windows, the path to MultiCharts 64 bit studies is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\TS Support\MultiCharts64;
    For 64 bit Windows, the path to MultiCharts 32 bit studies is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\TS Support\MultiCharts;
  6. If the key name "StudiesPath" is missing - manually create it.
  7. Change the path to the new location of your study files.
Note:For example, the new location of the "Studies" folder is "E:\new_location\". "StudiesPath" key value will be "E:\new_location\"

Log files

There is no need to backup your logs unless the file contains information regarding an issue (see MultiCharts Logs). To change the logs folder location:

  1. Click the Windows Start button.
  2. Select Run.
  3. Type regedit.
  4. Press Enter.
  5. Find the BugSlayer\Log Directory in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\TS Support\BugSlayer
  6. Change the path to the logs folder location.