This tutorial will show you how to install custom MetaTrader 4 indicators. If you’re still having issues installing your indicator after following these instructions, see the MT4 Troubleshooting Guide.
Step 1: Download the File
First download the file from our Members Area. Instructions on how to download plugins are provided here.
If the file is in .zip format, unzip it so you can use it. This is usually done by double clicking the file and Windows will prompt you on the steps to follow. After you unzip the file, you’ll have an .ex4 file. That is the file you install.
If your download is already in .ex4 format, you don’t need to unzip it. In this case, Do NOT double click it after you download it because it will not automatically install.
You have to install it manually.
Step 2: Open the Indicators Folder in MetaTrader 4
Open MetaTrader 4 and go to: File > Open Data Folder
From there, open the MQL folder.
Then open the Indicators folder.
Drag and drop your downloaded .ex4 file into the Indicators folder.
Step 3: Restart MetaTrader 4
Once you restart MT4, your indictor will be available for use.