Windows 10 How to rename a folder

Metastock Data History

Sometimes the Metastock data files become corrupt including the Smart Chart files.  The best way is to download a new history.   This is done by renaming the folder c:\shares and downloading the history again.

How to access the File Explorer

If you are on a Mac – search for File Explorer

(1) On your Keyboard, press the Windows (1) keyhold down

(2) and at the same time press E key.

This will display the Explorer.

Scroll to This PC

Click on This PC to open the list of directories.  Then scroll to the directory called shares.

How to rename your folder

Right hand click on the folder c:\shares

Click on Rename.

It will then go into edit mode

Then then type a new name for the folder such as shares OLD.

Press Enter.

There may be some Smart Chart files that you will need later so do not delete.

Smart Charts

These will be in your old folder.  They may be corrupt if you have had problems with your Metastock data.  Merging the Smart Charts with the new folder often does not work and hence it may be best to recreate the Smart Charts.


Restart Paritech Data Director

Then restart Paritech Data Director and do an update to rebuild the database again.

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