I coded many EAs with metaeditor. Today as I was trying to do something with EA reading and writing text files and I launched metaeditor as administrator, under windows 7.
It seems it replaced the code inside all my EAs by the code of the MA cross EA given with the software.
I got really scared to loose everything, but it seems closing all metaeditor/MetaTrader4 and opening it again without admin rights brought back my codes.
I don't understand what is going on. how the code int he mql4 files can change depending on who runs metaeditor?
More importantly, if I copy-paste my EAs somwhere else to make a save or move to another computer, what code will be in the files?
not different as I can tell, I take them from the same path. The problem was windows 7 not letting mt4 to write files by protecting the program files directory.
Thanks, I googled UAC MT4 and made a new, ghost-free instalation.