Backing Up TWS Layouts

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by bungrider, Jun 24, 2002.

  1. Anyone know which files need to be backed up to make backups of TWS layouts? And if there's any trick to doing it?

  2. jmk


    From IB tech (not sure, think it was Ernie) :

    "The following files are where your data is stored on your machine; = your page file (symbols)
    layout.lyt = your layout
    exec.lyt = executution window layout
    toolbar.lyt = toolbar layout
    user.ini = user settings (window position, fonts, hot keys)

    Easiest way to do this is to copy and paste the entire directory containing these files over the directory of the same name on the other machine. (c:\IBJts\dyrykq on one machine to c:\IBJts\dyrykg on the other)."


  3. Sweet! Worked like a charm.

    Thanks again!
  4. alanm


    Before doing this, keep in mind that the execution report files are in this directory as well. Because the executions that are pushed to a TWS session upon login do not always include the whole day's execs, you could over-write execs in the target directory that will not be visible anywhere else.