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Uninstall MetaTrader

There are two ways to uninstall MetaTrader4 (MT4) / MetaTrader5 (MT5): uninstalling only the MT4/MT5 program, or deleting the configuration data along with the program.

Here we will look at how to uninstall the MT4/MT5 program, and how to delete the configuration data as well.

Switch between MT4/MT5 tabs to check the steps for each.

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Step 1

After clicking Start on Windows, right-click on MT4 in the program list, and select "Uninstall". (Windows 10)

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Step 2

On the "Programs and Features" window, select the MT4 and click "Uninstall/Change".

Uninstall/Change Uninstall/Change

Step 3

On the uninstall window, check the "Delete user personal data" box and click "Next".

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point If you don't delete user personal data

If you don't delete user personal data, the data folder storing account details, chart settings, historical data, indicators, Expert Advisor (EA), etc. will not be deleted. It allows you to restore these data when you install MT4 again.

Step 4

After the MT4 uninstallation is complete, click "Finish".

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Step 5

Choosing "Delete user personal data" will only delete the MT4 data in the Terminal folder of the MetaQuotes folder. If you wish to completely delete all user data when uninstalling MT4, delete the MetaQuotes folder itself.

First, click the "View" tab of the File Explorer and check the "Hidden items" box.

Uninstall MT5 completely Uninstall MT5 completely

Open the drive where Windows is installed > User folder > AppData folder > Roaming folder, and delete the MetaQuotes folder. Now all data has been deleted.

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caution Beware if you are also using MT5

If you use both MT4 and MT5, MT5 user data is also stored in the MetaQuotes folder. Be careful if you plan to continue using MT5, as MT5 data will also be deleted when step 5 is performed.

Step 1

After clicking Start on Windows, right-click on MT5 in the program list, and select "Uninstall". (Windows 10)

Select Uninstall Select Uninstall

Step 2

On "Programs and Features" window, select the MT5 and click "Uninstall/Change".

Uninstall/Change Uninstall/Change

Step 3

On the uninstall window, check the "Delete user personal data" box and click "Next".

Uninstall window Uninstall window
point If you don't delete user personal data

If you don't delete user personal data, the data folder storing account details, chart settings, historical data, indicators, Expert Advisor (EA), etc. will not be deleted. It allows you to restore these data when you install MT5 again.

Step 4

After the MT5 uninstallation is complete, click "Finish" button.

MT5 uninstallation is complete MT5 uninstallation is complete

Step 5

Choosing "Delete user personal data" will only delete the MT5 data in the Terminal folder of the MetaQuotes folder. If you wish to completely delete all user data when uninstalling MT5, delete the MetaQuotes folder itself. Click the "View" tab and check the "Hidden items" box to access the folder.

Uninstall MT5 completely Uninstall MT5 completely

Delete the MetaQuotes folder from the Roaming folder, which you can find under the user's AppData folder. Now all data has been deleted.

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Date

Created

 : 2022.07.07

Update

Last updated

 : 2022.11.08

Writer

Takayoshi Nakamaru

Manual production consultant, MBA

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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.

【Business information】
http://www.fintecs.co.jp/profile/

Supervisor

Akira Takagi

Systems engineer, MetaTrader administrator

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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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