How to install Indicators, Experts, Scripts, Templates in MT4

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 StepByStep instructions 

How to install software (Indicators, Experts, Scripts,  Templates) into new MT4 

Screenshots + Video 

 1.  Open your MetaTrader 4

 2.  Click File — Open Data Folder (Picture #1)

Open Data Folder

 Pic.1  File — Open Data Folder


Here you will find a folder called MQL4:

MQL4 Folder screen

 Pic.2  MQL4 Folder

3.  Open MQL4 folder.  Now, you’ll see these folders:


Folders into MQL screen

 Pic.3  Folders into MQL

\Experts – Expert Advisors (trading robots),
\Indicators – custom indicators,
\Scripts – scripts (MQL4 applications for a single run on the chart),
\include – source code MQH and MQ4 files implemented into other programs,
\libraries – libraries in the form of MQ4 source codes and EX4 executable files compiled from them. They are used for the dynamic call of the functions contained there by other MQL4 programs,
\Images – image files for using in resources,
\files – special “file sandbox”. MQL4 applications are allowed to execute file operations only within this directory.

4.  Insert your files :

– Insert your EA files (ex4 or .mq4) into MQL4/Experts folder.

– Insert your Indicators  (ex4 or .mq4) files into MQL4/Indicators folder.

– Insert your Scripts files (ex4 or .mq4) into MQL4/Scripts folder.

– Insert Settings files of EA (.set) into MQL4/Presets folder.

– Insert your Libraries files (dll) files into MQL4/Libraries folder.

– NOTE: Template files must be  NOT in “MQL4 folder” . Copy your  .tpl files into templates folder (Picture #4). You can find templates  folder when open your Data Folder)

MT4 How to install Indicators and EA - 4

  Pic.4  Templates  Folder

5. Restart your MetaTrader 4


 VIDEO – How to install Indicators, Experts, Scripts, Templates in MT4:

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  • Furler Markus

    thank you for clear instructions

    • ProfitF

      Furler Markus, you’re welcome 😉 I’m glad our instruction (about installation MetaTrader indicators, robot) helped you

  • Sherif Ibrahim

    i got a script in word format how can Install that ?

    • ProfitF

      Open metaeditor.exe file (in your MT4 folder), create new file (script), insert code from your wordtext file into your new file

  • ProfitF

    You need copy files into “Data Folder” too

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