The File Extensions Database


.EX4 File Extension

  • Developer by: MetaQuotes Software Corp.
  • Category: Executable Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .EX4 file?

.EX4 is MetaTrader 4 Program File

An EX4 file is a compiled program written for MetaTrader, an platform created for online trading of Forex, Futures, and CFD markets. It contains executable code that has been compiled from .MQ4 files and can be executed on the MetaTrader platform.

EX4 files are compiled by Meta Editor, which is included with the MetaTrader software, from source code files. The EX4 file may contain indicators, scripts, or an Expert Advisor, which is a program for automating the trading and analytical processes in MetaTrader. The EX4 file is used by MetaTrader 4, while the .EX5 file is used by MetaTrader 5.

To open an EX4 file in MetaTrader 4, the file must be placed in the "Indicators" folder. You can then open the file by clicking the Editor tool in the MetaTrader 4 toolbar, selecting the "Indicators" folder in the left "Navigator" panel, and then choosing the appropriate EX4 file.

Programs that open MetaTrader 4 Program File
Windows
MetaQuotes MetaTrader

How to solve problems with EX4 files

  • Associate the EX4 file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any EX4 file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.EX4 files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the EX4 file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .EX4 is MetaTrader 4 Program File. Because only the current version supports the latest EX4 file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the MetaQuotes Software Corp. manufacturer website after an available .EX4 is MetaTrader 4 Program File update.
  • To make sure that your EX4 file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.