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Date/Time: Tue, 07 Feb 2023 14:47:31 +0000



Post From: Opening sub-instance overwrites .cpp / .h files in ACS_Source directory

[2022-09-24 02:00:07]
jwick - Posts: 142
I'm experiencing a peculiar thing in v2439.

In my main instance, I have several c++ source & header files in ACS_Source. However, these are all symbolic links to another drive where the files actually reside. Similarly I have sub-instances that have the same symbolic links pointing to the same original files. Here is what I'm noticing:
A) If I manually open the sub-instance (by opening SierraChart_64.exe directly from the sub-instance directory), everything is fine.
B) If from my main instance, I choose File -> New Sub-instance, my sub instance opens, but all the prior symbolic links are over-written with zero data (in fact the original source files are also zero-ed out). Luckily those source files are backed up so I was able to recover them without issue. However, after recovering those files and re-creating the symbolic links within the ACS_Source folder, they get over-written again when opening the sub-instance through the file -> new subinstance method.

I did not experience this before but don't have a recent specific version where it was working without issue.