How do I install an Expert Advisor on MT4?

To install an Expert Advisor for automated or algorithmic trading, follow these steps:

  • Open the MT4 platform Select ‘File’ from the main menu
  • Click on ‘Open Data Folder’ to bring up a new folder panel
  • Select the ‘MQL4’ folder, followed by the ‘Experts’ file
  • Drag and drop your EA file(s) into this folder
  • Restart MetaTrader 4 for your changes to take affect

If your Expert Advisor or Indicator is from the third party, please consult the EA/Indicator's provider for installation's troubleshoot.