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Joshua Graham
Joshua Graham 2011.11.13 11:57 
I am using 64-bit mt5 demo from any company (i tried gomarkets 5, ibfx 5, and instaforex 5).  on 64-bit windows 2008 server R2, SP1.  All of the files are being
saved to

So whenever mt5 is restarted, this temporary folder is never used, only the file in mt5 install folder is used, so the default 4 charts and full screen window size is always loaded on restart :(   I never have this problem in mt4.  Whenever I load mt4 terminal, and then restart it, it always saves the restore template in the correct folders. 

Is there a method to manually specify where mt5 will save default profile template?  I tried to save the profile manually, but the save window does not give me option to pick the location.  Only the name of the profile can be saved
Joshua Graham
Joshua Graham 2011.11.16 11:02  

i have confirmed that metatrader 5 does not respect original install sub-folders when loading custom indicators, EAs, saving windows positions (profiles), etc.  I've tried running terminal64.exe as administrator (i'm already logged in as administrator anyway),

There was a trick to use /portable someone else mentioned.  But the user still has to compile indicators manually in the install subfolders and then refresh the custom indicators/eas list in the navigator.

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