How to attach a MT4 Expert Advisor on to a MT4 Chart

STEP 1: First you have to paste your Expert Advisor on Metatrader’s “Experts” folder.

To do this you first have to launch MetaTrader 4, then click “File”, and then select “Open Data Folder”.

MT4 Open Data Folder

This will bring up an new window. From here open the folder named “MQL”, then open the “Experts” folder. Now save both the .mq4 and .ex4 files of your Expert Advisor file in this folder.

STEP 2: Launch Metatrader Platform. If Metatrader is already started, you will have to restart Metatrader in order for it to automatically compile the EA.

STEP 3: You will then be able to see your Expert Advisor from the MT4’s “Navigation Window” under the “Expert Advisor” category.

MT4-navigator

STEP 4: Drag and Drop the EA on the chart or Right Click on the EA name and choose “Attach to a chart”.

MT4-EA-Attach

STEP 5: On the “common” tab of the Expert Advisor Properties window, make sure to check ‘Allow Live Trading’ then press “OK”.

MT4-EA-Allow-live-trading

STEP 6: On The upper right hand side of the chart you will now be able to see the EA name.

MT4-EA-Name

STEP 7: If you see an X beside the EA name that means that the EA is disabled. To Enable the EA simply click on the Expert Advisor button on the upper tool bar.

When you have successfully attached the EA on the chart you will see a “Smiley” face beside your Expert Advisor’s name.

MT4-EA-Happy Face

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