How To Install An Ea

7 easy steps on how to install an Expert Advisor, Indicator, and Script into Metatrader. Printer friendly and downloadable to PDF.


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This way is the easiest way I have found to install an EA, Indicator, Scipt in MT4

  • STEP 1: Once you have downloaded the EX4 or MQL4 file to your computer, right click on the file and copy or Ctrl C
  • STEP 2: Open Meta Trader
  • STEP 3: In the  upper left hand corner, click on file, then open data folder
  • STEP 4: Open the MQL4 folder
  • STEP 5: Open the corresponding folder, Experts for EA, Indicators for an Indicator, and scripts for a script
  • STEP 6: Right click and paste or Ctrl v
  • STEP 7: Exit and close Meta Trader,  Start It back up, your file should be all set up
  • To check and make sure it is there,  either open strategy tester, or market terminal under view tab
  • To start using, click on the file in market terminal and drag over to the corresponding chart, remember also to click on the Auto trader button to make it green, if your EA is working correctly there will be a smiley face in the top right hand corner of the chart