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Install Expert Advisor (EA)

If using a third-party Expert Advisor (EA), you must first install it in MetaTrader5 (MT5). Save the Expert Advisor (EA) files to the "Experts" folder of MT5, and restart MT5 to complete the installation. Here, we'll look at how to install Expert Advisor (EA) on MT5.

Step 1

Click "File" in the menu and select "Open Data Folder".

Open Data Folder Open Data Folder

Step 2

Open the "MQL5" folder.

Open the MQL5 folder Open the MQL5 folder

Step 3

Open the "Experts" folder.

Open the Experts folder Open the Experts folder

Step 4

Save the Expert Advisor (EA) you wish to install in the "Experts" folder. The file extension of the Expert Advisor (EA) will be either ".ex5" or ".mq5".

Open the Examples folder Open the Examples folder

Step 5

Restart the MT5 and make sure that the installed Expert Advisor (EA) is in the Navigator.

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Make sure that the installed Expert Advisor (EA) is in the Navigator Make sure that the installed Expert Advisor (EA) is in the Navigator



 : 2022.10.19


Last updated

 : 2022.10.19


Takayoshi Nakamaru

Manual production consultant, MBA

Takayoshi Nakamaru

Nakamaru is a manual production consultant at FINTECS, a company that specializes in creating manuals for their clients.
With a wide range of experience from fintech to entertainment, he presents what user-friendly manuals should be like.
He works with numerous large corporations as an external manual production project manager.

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Akira Takagi

Systems engineer, MetaTrader administrator

Akira Takagi

After graduating from Computer Science at the Uninove, Brazil, in 2014, he has worked on various systems development projects.
He participated as a developer in the launch of forex services in 2019. Since then, he has also been involved in the development of MetaTrader plugins and APIs. He is certified by MetaQuotes as a MetaTrader5 Administrator and active in consulting and advisory as well.

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