I need to download a lot of data on my metatrader 4 using TickStory lite for backtesting, but my free space on C: is small than the amount of data need to download. Then need to move the datafolder to another partition.
How can I move the datafolder to D: or anoter disk with more free space?
Firstly close all the MetaTraders versions.
Use this commands in "cmd" windows:
robocopy /E /MOVE "C:\Users\<USER>\AppData\Roaming\MetaQuotes" "F:\MetaQuotes"
mklink /j "C:\Users\<USER>\AppData\Roaming\MetaQuotes" "F:\MetaQuotes"
<USER> The username of your windows.
"C:\" It's the current windows drive installed.
"F:\MetaQuotes" It's new path.
After running the
command I had to rename the last folder in the original destination, due to "Cannot create a file when that file already exists" error. Worked fine after that.
The existence or absence of destination folder ("F:\MetaQuotes" in here) is not important and has no effect. Because "robocopy" creates it.