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NinjaTrader can't start on my virtual windows machine

If your virtual Windows machine is configured to do sharing with your Mac, NinjaTrader won't install itself properly and you will get errors when you try to start it. 

Start by uninstalling NinjaTrader. Then follow these instructions before you reinstall NinjaTrader:

Mac Installation – Configuring Parallels 6 for NinjaTrader:

When installing NinjaTrader on a Mac using Parallels 6, users will need to ensure that the following steps have been taken prior to installation of NinjaTrader.

  • Start Parallels and select your virtual machine
  • Press the “Configure” button on the top
  • Under “Features”, select “Shared Profile”
  • Uncheck “Documents to My Documents in Windows”
  • Press “OK” and start the virtual machine

Mac Installation – Configuring Parallels 7 for NinjaTrader:

When installing NinjaTrader on a Mac using Parallels 7, users will need to ensure that the following steps have been taken prior to the installation of NinjaTrader.

  • Start Parallels and select your virtual machine
  • Press the “Configure” button on the top
  • Under “Options”, select “Sharing”
  • Uncheck “Share Mac” under “Share Mac User Folders with Windows”
  • Press “OK” and start the virtual machine

Mac Installation – Configuring NinjaTrader for VMWare Fusion:

When configuring NinjaTrader on a Mac running VMWare, users will need to ensure that the following steps have been taken prior to the installation of NinjaTrader.

  • Start VMWare and select your virtual machine
  • Press the “Settings” button on the bottom
  • Under “System Settings”, select “Sharing”
  • Uncheck “Documents” from the “Mirrored Folders” list
  • Close the “Settings” window and start the virtual machine

Mac Installation – Configuring Apple Boot Camp for NinjaTrader:

When configuring NinjaTrader on a Mac running Apple Boot Camp, there are no special instructions needed. After making these changes you may need to reinstall/install NinjaTrader 7.

It is preferred to run a dual boot set up such as Apple Boot Camp to run NinjaTrader as all CPU resources would be allocated to running Windows and NinjaTrader with this setup

 

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