MT5 potable or data folder relocate

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Zedodia
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Zedodia  

Hi all. My tiny SSD is full. Super full. and i want to be able to put all the tick data on a USB drive or even just the whole install on a USB drive. I couldnt find anywhere to change to settings for the data and its seems it is hardcoded into the program. Relocating the folder and creating a shortcut to the folder in its place doesnt seem to work either - it just recreates the folder and redownloads everything.


If there a portable version of MT5? or a way (even third party software) to relocate the data folder?

jenny23
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jenny23  

 I couldnt find anywhere to change to settings for the data and its seems it is hardcoded into the program. Relocating the folder and creating a shortcut to the folder in its place doesnt seem to work either - it just recreates the folder and redownloads everything.

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Jozsef Bognar
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Jozsef Bognar  
Zedodia:

Hi all. My tiny SSD is full. Super full. and i want to be able to put all the tick data on a USB drive or even just the whole install on a USB drive. I couldnt find anywhere to change to settings for the data and its seems it is hardcoded into the program. Relocating the folder and creating a shortcut to the folder in its place doesnt seem to work either - it just recreates the folder and redownloads everything.


If there a portable version of MT5? or a way (even third party software) to relocate the data folder?

Hi,

If you have an installed version, simply copy the MT5 folder to another place (for example a pen drive).

Than create next to the terminal64.exe a "start.bat" file.

Into the bat file write "start terminal64.exe /portable"

Execute only the bat file every time!

Done.

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Keith Watford  
jenny23:

 I couldnt find anywhere to change to settings for the data and its seems it is hardcoded into the program. Relocating the folder and creating a shortcut to the folder in its place doesnt seem to work either - it just recreates the folder and redownloads everything.

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Zedodia
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Zedodia  
Jozsef Bognar:

Hi,

If you have an installed version, simply copy the MT5 folder to another place (for example a pen drive).

Than create next to the terminal64.exe a "start.bat" file.

Into the bat file write "start terminal64.exe /portable"

Execute only the bat file every time!

Done.

thanks Jozsef - does this move the App Data folder where the history data is stored too?

Zedodia
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Zedodia  
Thankyou.... works like a charm
Zedodia
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Zedodia  

on a second related topic.. does this work for MT4 too? or is there a different procedure?

Jozsef Bognar
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Jozsef Bognar  
yes for sure, just write terminal.exe in the bat file instead of terminal64.exe
nicholi shen
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nicholi shen  
Zedodia:

on a second related topic.. does this work for MT4 too? or is there a different procedure?

If you like that then you'd love this open-source project... 


https://gitlab.com/nicholishen/Vanilla-MT4/blob/master/Vanilla-MT4-v0_0_2.zip (open-source git repo links allowed per forum rules)

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