Maximum amount of indicators in MT4 folder

#1
Hi,

do you know of any limitation MT4 has regarding the quantity of indicator files there are in the "Indicators" folder of MT4?

I have now >1000 indicator (ex4) files in there and I experience strange behaviors last days. For example when I copy a new ex4 file to my indicator folder and do a refresh in MT4 this indicator isn't there in the indicator list (navigator ctrl+n). But when I rename the indicator so it's at the beginning of the alphabet (e.g. "! indicator.ex4") and do a refresh this exact same indicator is now there in the navigator list :cray:


Re: Maximum amount of indicators in MT4 folder

#2
Jagg wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:20 am
Hi,

do you know of any limitation MT4 has regarding the quantity of indicator files there are in the "Indicators" folder of MT4?

I have now >1000 indicator (ex4) files in there and I experience strange behaviors last days. For example when I copy a new ex4 file to my indicator folder and do a refresh in MT4 this indicator isn't there in the indicator list (navigator ctrl+n). But when I rename the indicator so it's at the beginning of the alphabet (e.g. "! indicator.ex4") and do a refresh this exact same indicator is now there in the navigator list :cray:
I think its around 500 or so..experts will now better

Re: Maximum amount of indicators in MT4 folder

#4
Jagg wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:39 am
500 per folder?
Can I make subfolders like "A-D", "E-J",.... to overcome this limitation?
ive had the problem since i started , to much to try but simply paste the once you dont use in another folder and save somewere were you remember , so you can go back to it sometimes in your journey and you will if you are like most people, but i don't know any way to make your platform to fit more indicators/expert advisors.
Its probably for the best , your platform will work and load faster with less in it , and its a way to discover new things and keep your favorites and so on.

But i know its hard because everything you download and add it will take as long as you added it to remove it from the platform , and your eyes and knowlage will change overtime so its better to keep it in a seperate folder some were than remove it completely unless you know its totally garbage.

But it might be able to work with multiple folders if you use the setting open data folder or something .


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