How to install custom indicators in MetaTrader 4 (MT4)

This guide assumes that you have opened a chart.

In this MetaTrader 4 tutorial you will learn how to:

How to install a custom indicator to your MetaTrader 4 platform

1. Locate and copy the MT4 custom indicator file on your computer. These are the MT4 indicator files that you would have downloaded. The icons look like the following:

MT4 icon

2. Open the data folder.

Open data folder 2

3. Open MQL4 file.

MQL folder

4. Open the indicators folder.

Indicators folder

5. Paste the files.

6. Restart MetaTrader 4.

How to use a custom indicator on your charts

1. Open your MetaTrader 4 platform.

2. Locate the Navigator panel, as below.

Mt4 tutorial navigator
3. On the navigator, find Custom Indicators.


4. Click Custom indicators, and you should see your newly installed indicator.


5. Double click the indicator and the Indicator Properties window will appear.


6. Click OK.

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