How do I install an expert advisor (EA) on MT4?
An EA can be installed on your trading platform by following the steps below. Firstly, download and save the EA executable file. Identify whether the file is archived or in its normal format. To perform this check, right-click on the file and select ‘Properties. At the top, it will say if it is a MetaQuotes Language 4 file. If it is not, it is most likely an archive. If the file is archived or zipped, make sure to unzip the file.
Now, open your MT4 platform. At the menu bar, click ‘File’ and navigate to ‘Open Data Folder’. Double click the ‘MQL4’ folder and open the ‘Experts’ folder. Now go back to where you have downloaded your EA and drag it into the open ‘Experts’ folder. Once done, close all windows. Restart MetaTrader 4 platform and the EA should appear in your ‘Navigator’ panel. You can also watch this video that will guide you through how to install an EA, step-by-step.