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PTJim  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, January 16, 2019 6:23:04 PM(UTC)
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Can MS16 be installed alongside MS11?  I'm pretty happy with 11 but have the upgrade to 16 as well.

I'd like to install and check out 16 but keep my MS11 daily-routine setup (explorations, templates etc.) intact until I decide whether to make the move.

I started the installer but it just says "Installing MetaStock" and gives no indication of whether options such as drive/folder for the new installation are available, so I cancelled it until I can find out what's possible.  Does an installation-options window appear before actual instal proceeds, or maybe command-line parameters?

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#2 Posted : Thursday, January 17, 2019 3:46:16 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: PTJim Go to Quoted Post

Can MS16 be installed alongside MS11?  I'm pretty happy with 11 but have the upgrade to 16 as well.

I'd like to install and check out 16 but keep my MS11 daily-routine setup (explorations, templates etc.) intact until I decide whether to make the move.

I started the installer but it just says "Installing MetaStock" and gives no indication of whether options such as drive/folder for the new installation are available, so I cancelled it until I can find out what's possible.  Does an installation-options window appear before actual instal proceeds, or maybe command-line parameters?

Hello,

Installing the two versions will not cause any problems, except that you cannot run them at the same time (MSWIN.EXE is used by both versions).

There are no options to change the drive during the installation. On a Windows 10 system launching the installer by double-clicking will typically put the installation under the Users folder. If you specifically Run As Administrator the installation can end up going to the Program Files (x86) directory under Thomson Reuters although this is not recommended.

Even if both MetaStock versions are under Program Files (x86), they will not interact with each other (aside from the version 16 MetaStock Migration utility which is designed to transfer some files from v11.

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#3 Posted : Thursday, January 17, 2019 4:15:56 PM(UTC)
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Can you clarify that a bit, please? What about the folder structure - does 16 still force an install to the existing "Metastock" folder on Drive C? If so, MSWIN.EXE would be overwritten, so how does version 11 survive that? Or does it create a separate folder tree, like "Metastock16" or something?

What does the MS16 folder structure look like? If same as v11, I don't see how both versions can remain installed and functional.

Too bad that after all these years we still can't choose an installation directory like all the other software I use - Drive C is getting full! I'm running Win7 Ultimate 64 and in no hurry to change that either.

Thanks!

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#4 Posted : Friday, January 18, 2019 4:00:57 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: PTJim Go to Quoted Post

Can you clarify that a bit, please? What about the folder structure - does 16 still force an install to the existing "Metastock" folder on Drive C? If so, MSWIN.EXE would be overwritten, so how does version 11 survive that? Or does it create a separate tree, like Metastock16 or something?

What does the MS16 folder structure look like? If same as v11, I don't see how both versions can remain installed and functional.

Too bad that after all these years we still can't choose an installation directory like all the other software I use - Drive C is getting full! I'm running Win7 Ultimate 64 and in no hurry to change that either.

Thanks!

Hello again. Versions 12 and later do not utilize the "Equis" folder structure in any way (outside the MetaStock Migration Utility looking here to import files into the new version). If version 16 gets installed into C:\Program Files (x86), it will be within a "Thomson Reuters" folder. If the application installs into C:\Users\(Windows.Username)\AppData\Local, it will also be within a Thomson Reuters folder within this location.

Regardless of the installation directory used, we will still use the "Users" subfolder mentioned above to store your custom MetaStock 16 files such as formulas. Charts, layouts, templates will by default want to be saved in your Documents folder in a "MetaStock" subfolder although they can be saved and opened from anywhere.

In sum, MetaStock 16 utilitzes the folders below:

  • Program installation directory (Either C:\Program Files (x86)\Thomson Reuters or C:\Users\(Windows.Username)\AppData\Local\Thomson Reuters)
  • Charts/Layouts/Templates directory (C:\Users\(Windows.Username)\Documents\MetaStock)
  • Formulas, lists, smart charts, custom application files (C:\Users\(Windows.Username)\AppData\Local\Thomson Reuters\MetaStock\16.0)
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#5 Posted : Friday, January 18, 2019 4:41:30 PM(UTC)
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Thank you for the detailed clarification - that helps a lot!
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