EX4 files are created for purpose of facilitating functioning of the MetaTrader – a software for online trading, which utilises such platforms as Forex, Futures or CFD. An EX4 file contains compiled code of program, written to be used by MetaTrader.
EX4 files can gather such elements like scripts or indicators. Within such files, one may also encounter an Expert Advisor, a sort of a bot, used for automatization of trading and analytical processes.
EX4 files contain executable code, compiled from other files in a different format – MQ4. This process can be reversed, due to the fact, that it is possible to decompile EX4 files into original MQ4 files, using the PUREBEAM.BIZ EX4-TO-MQ4 decompiler.
In order to open an EX4 file, it is not enough to install a proper application. EX4 file may contain different program data. Depending on its content, first, it needs to be placed in a proper folder in the directory where the MetaTrader program is installed.
Below is a table that list programs that support EX4 files. Files with EX4 suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.
Problems with accessing EX4 may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with EX4 files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with EX4 files.
Problems with opening and working with EX4 files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with EX4 files being present on your machine. The solution is straightforward, just download and install MetaTrader. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading MetaTrader installed is by going to developer’s website (MetaQuotes Software Corp.) and downloading the software using provided links.
If the problems with opening EX4 files still occur even after installing MetaTrader, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of MetaTrader is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of MetaTrader installed, it may not support EX4 format. The latest version of MetaTrader should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.
After installing MetaTrader (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open EX4 files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.
Selecting the first-choice application in Windows
Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS
You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper EX4 file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.
If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the EX4 file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the EX4 file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. EX4 file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.
Did you receive the EX4 file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the EX4 file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.
Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the MetaTrader Program Format file again.
The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support EX4 files. Close all running programs and try opening the EX4 file.
Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with MetaTrader Program Format files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle EX4 files.
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