How to Run Multiple Instances of MetaTrader on the Same Computer

first run mt4 setup:
1. Click on the “Next” button.

2. Agree with the terms and click on the “Next” button.

3. This step is where you have to determine whether you want to have multiple instances of the same platform on your computer or not. You will see this in the installation folder textbox:

C:\Program Files (x86)\MetaTrader 4

If you want to have several instances of MetaTrader, then you can edit the above address by adding a (1) or – 1 to the end:

C:\Program Files (x86)\MetaTrader 4 (1)


C:\Program Files (x86)\MetaTrader 4 – 1

Therefore, the first MetaTrader will be installed in MetaTrader 4 (1) folder:

4. Click on the “Next” button and finish the installation. So you are done with the first installation.

5. Repeat the same process from the scratch and this time add a (2) or – 2 to the installation folder address:

6. Repeat this as many times as you want. If you want to run 3 instances of MetaTrader, then you have to repeat this 3 times.

7. Now you can run the platforms. If you click on the shortcut the installation wizard has placed on the desktop, then only the last instance of MetaTrader will be launched. To run all of them, you have to refer to the below folders one by one and click on the terminal.exe file:

C:\Program Files (x86)\MetaTrader 4 (1)
C:\Program Files (x86)\MetaTrader 4 (2)
C:\Program Files (x86)\MetaTrader 4 (3)

Please note that there are two terminal files. One of them is terminal.exe file that runs the platform. The other one is just an icon file which is not functional and cannot run the platform. You have to click on the functional file which has a different icon:

8. After running each platform, you can either sign up for a demo account at File>Open an Account at top left, or login to the account you already have at File>Login to Trade Account.

Good luck
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Re: How to Run Multiple Instances of MetaTrader on the Same Computer

mladen wrote:
Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:39 pm
Metatrader does not need to be installed at all
All that is needed to do is to copy the folder to some other place and run it from there. Combined with the "/portable" switch it can be easily controlled that way
Pretty good tip Mladen :) Thank you for sharing
I didn’t know it, I always use the link when need additional terminal, but I will definitely try it ;)

Re: How to Run Multiple Instances of MetaTrader on the Same Computer

FrancoisT wrote:
Wed May 10, 2017 9:48 pm
Another way is just simply by "copy" and "paste" the MT4 folder. Then add login details again and that is all :)
Just make sure to keep the indicators and experts folder reasonably empty
It tends to "lose" stuff if there are a lot of files in those folders and makes a hell of a slow start

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