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Oluwatosin Aboluwarin
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Oluwatosin Aboluwarin 2016.01.25 10:39 
I found that all my EAs, indicator, library and include files that I am developing have been deleted. I first noticed this over the weekday. Please I need help on what to do.
Demos Stogios
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Demos Stogios 2016.01.25 13:29  

Hello,

 MetaTrader has a long standing behaviour of deleting e.g. MQ4 files when you click at them and are present on some specific folders, like Downloads. For example, if you download a mq4 file in the Downloads folder and click on it in order to open it in MetaEditor, it will disappear form the Downloads folder. But it is not all gone :) The file will be present in the corresponding folder in the special data folder of MetaTrader

hth

best regards 

Oluwatosin Aboluwarin
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Oluwatosin Aboluwarin 2016.01.25 14:45  
Demos:

Hello,

 MetaTrader has a long standing behaviour of deleting e.g. MQ4 files when you click at them and are present on some specific folders, like Downloads. For example, if you download a mq4 file in the Downloads folder and click on it in order to open it in MetaEditor, it will disappear form the Downloads folder. But it is not all gone :) The file will be present in the corresponding folder in the special data folder of MetaTrader

hth

best regards 

Thanks for your reply, but the various files where in there respective folders under the terminal data folders, e.g the experts where in  the specific terminal /MQL4/Experts. I still programmed these files on last week Friday, and on Saturday morning when I started MT4, I found out that all my files and in fact all custom files are gone; was just as if the terminal was just installed with only the default (EAs:"MACD Sample" and "Moving Average", libraries, include) files present.

Carl Schreiber
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Carl Schreiber 2016.01.25 15:18  
I am very happy with "Everything" to find files and folder which I don't know do I have them or not!
Demos Stogios
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Demos Stogios 2016.01.25 21:26  
That everything thing looks good, thanks; I may say i am not sure Windows search does work indeed :) But i am still worried about the sudden disappearing of the files from the MQL folders; I assume there must be reasons outside of MetaTrader
Oluwatosin Aboluwarin
2970
Oluwatosin Aboluwarin 2016.01.26 10:09  
gooly:
I am very happy with "Everything" to find files and folder which I don't know do I have them or not!
I have downloaded and tried it, it found the files as .lnk (shortcuts that are not linked to any files) in the "recent items" folder of my system. 
Demos Stogios
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Demos Stogios 2016.01.26 19:10  
Oluwatosin:
I have downloaded and tried it, it found the files as .lnk (shortcuts that are not linked to any files) in the "recent items" folder of my system. 

You may have to use a program to restore deleted files. You can also check the control panel>add/remove programs, where you can see the installation date for programs

best regards 

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