Forex Copier manual installation [12 steps you need to take]

We recommend to install Forex Copier with automatic installer which will do all "dirty job" for you but for some reason you may want to install Copier manually. Possible reasons are:

  • You do not have Microsoft .NET 2.0 installed and you do not want to install it.
  • You do not have Administrator privileges so Windows does not allow you to install any software.
Note: this installation instruction is only for MT4 build 600 or later
So if you decide to install Copier manually then please follow the recommendations below:
  1. Download necessary files from here:
  2. Unzip these files.
  3. Open your Source MT4 terminal → File → Open Data Folder
    Forex Copier manual installation: Open Data Folder
  4. Copy files to appropriate locations (see the table below)
    File name Description This file should be copied to:
    SignalProvider.ex4 Expert adviser that works on Source account MQL4\Experts\SignalProvider.ex4
    SignalProvider.dll Dynamic library required for this expert MQL4\Libraries\SignalProvider.dll
    stdlib.ex4 Mql library required for both experts MQL4\Libraries\stdlib.ex4
  5. Open your Receiver MT4 terminal → File → Open Data Folder;
    Forex Copier manual installation: Open Data Folder
  6. Copy files to appropriate locations (see the table below)
    File name Description This file should be copied to:
    SignalProcessor.ex4 Expert advisor that works on Receiver account MQL4\Experts\SignalProcessor.ex4
    SignalProcessor.dll Dynamic library required for this expert MQL4\Libraries\SignalProcessor.dll
    stdlib.ex4 Mql library required for both experts MQL4\Libraries\stdlib.ex4
  7. Open Source MetaTrader 4 terminal and attach SignalProvider expert to one of the charts (is is better to choose volatile pair).
    Important! Do not attach SignalProvider EA to more than one chart! One expert on one chart will process signals from all currency pairs.
  8. Open SignalProvider EA properties and:
    • Check "Allow DLL imports" box on "Common" tab
    • Uncheck "Confirm DLL function calls" box on "Common" tab
    • Enter Receiver terminal path + "experts\files" into DestinationDir setting on "Inputs" tab
    • Adjust another options of the EA according to your preferences
  9. Open Receiver MetaTrader 4 terminal and attach SignalProcessor expert to one of the charts (is is better to choose volatile pair).
    Important! Do not attach SignalProcessor EA to more than one chart! One expert on one chart will process signals from all currency pairs.
  10. Open SignalProcessor EA properties and:
    • Check "Allow DLL imports" box on "Common" tab
    • Uncheck "Confirm DLL function calls" box on "Common" tab
    • Check "Allow live trading" box on "Common" tab
    • Adjust another options of the EA according to your preferences
  11. If you wish to test Copier in Demo Mode or you are using Free version then you do not have to regiser it but if you purchased the program then please do these steps to register Copier:
    1. Download and run this little program: Download
    2. It will show you the HardwareID of your computer (see the screenshot below)

      Forex Copier: 'This is the HardwareID of your computer'

    3. Press "Copy to clipboard" button and send your HardwareID to our email address:
      support@fx-metropolis.com
    4. We will send you the registration key within next 24 hours (usually much faster).
    5. Enter this registration key into "RegKey" setting of the SignalProvider and SignalProcessor EA's
  12. If the EA does not work properly then please review Troubleshooting section in our FAQ.

If you have any questions then feel free to email us at support@fx-metropolis.com