You can check your action logs on MetaTrader5 (MT5) from the "Journal" tab in the Toolbox. Here you can check all of your actions on MT5 including boot, server connection, data transmission, details of each order, and more. If an error occurs, you may be able to check your logs to find the cause. Furthermore, when you ask your broker to look into your trades, you may be asked to submit your logs. Here we'll take a look at how to check and get the logs.
Click the "Journal" tab in the Toolbox.
The recent activities will be displayed. "Time" shows the time the action was performed, "Source" shows the type of the action, and the "Message" shows the details of the action. To review the past actions, right-click in the "Journal" tab and select "Open".
The destination folder will open. Double-click on the file that you wish to check from the list of the logs saved by day.
If your forex broker asks you to submit your logs, submit the required files by date. The date/time of logs is recorded in your device's time. This may vary with the MT5 time zone, so please be careful.
The logs will be displayed.
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