lost FXT files

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Re: lost FXT files

Postby rubys » Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:50 pm

Hi,
I've seen the same behavior on my PC (windows 7).
Running Tickstory as administrator did the trick for me.
Hope it helps,
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Re: lost FXT files

Postby rubys » Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:55 pm

One more important thing: it will work only on existing .fxt files in tester folder (files that exists before launching Tickstory).
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Re: lost FXT files

Postby tickstory » Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:37 am

Hi Rubys,

Thanks for your feedback. Could you please elaborate on which issue was addressed by running as administrator? The files not being marked as read-only? Were your files also on a USB stick?

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Re: lost FXT files

Postby rubys » Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:00 am

Hi,
1. This workaround will work only on existing .fxt files in ...\tester\history\. So I use Tickstory to create fxt files to all desired pairs and time frames - the period is not important; it is only important that the .fxt files will exist in the ...\tester\history\ folder. For me all of these .fxt files where not marked as read only as mentioned in this thread.
2. Launch Tickstory as administrator using right click on the desktop icon or changing the desktop shortcut advanced properties to allow it to run as administrator.
3. Repeat step 1 but now use the desired backtesting period (i.e. one year of data). This time, when the process ends, the .fxt files (which where there but was not marked as read only) will be recreated and marked as read only as desired.

Hope it helps
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Re: lost FXT files

Postby tickstory » Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:05 am

Hi Rubys,

Thanks for the further information. From what you are saying, it sounds like there are some issues with permissions/ownership. If you delete the files completely and re-create them with Tickstory (without using Administrator access) does it still fail to mark the files as read-only?

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Re: Read-only attribute

Postby gooly » Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:53 pm

I think there is a bug in the 'Make file read only' option.
If this is set I can see that (on Win7,64) for these 'users' on my PC (thisPC)
    SYSTEM
    gooly (thisPC\gooly) [me as user - and owner of the files]
    root (thisPC\root) [me as admin]
    Home Users (thisPC\Home Users)
    Administrators (thisPC\Administrator)
the rights of each fxt-file is as follows:
    SYSTEM full..write
    gooly (thisPC\gooly) full..write (wrong)
    root (thisPC\root) full..write
    Home Users (thisPC\Home Users) read, start, read (ok, but there are no further users)
    Administrators (thisPC\Administrator) full..write
That is most probalbly the reaso why the 'Make file read only' option obviously does not work:
The individual user (who has started Tickstory) gate full access which is not restricted. The restriction of the user groupe seems to be nor enough.
I feel sorry for you because I know under Linux this a lot easier to handle!
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Re: lost FXT files

Postby tickstory » Mon Sep 07, 2015 11:57 am

Hi all,

We have confirmed that there is an issue with marking files as 'read only' specifically when the FXT files are created for the first time. Once they have been created, there should be no issue.
If anyone experiencing different symptoms, please provide us with more details so we can try reproduce the problem.
We will be providing a fix for the mentioned problem shortly and will update this thread when it is available.

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Re: lost FXT files

Postby tickstory » Thu Sep 10, 2015 12:25 am

Hi all,

The read-only issue mentioned above has now been resolved as of v1.7.2. You can refer to this post for further details:

http://tickstory.com/forum/viewtopic.ph ... 66&p=3562&

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