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Old 06-12-2008, 03:43 PM
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Default MT4 Trick: Multiple Brokers, Same Terminal

Ever needed to use trading accounts from different brokers, but keep all of your chart studies, indicators, and settings in the same terminal?

Here's an easy trick you can use to trade with multiple brokers, using the same MT4 terminal:
  1. Install each broker's MetaTrader 4 terminal into different folders.
  2. Inside each installation folder, find the "config" sub-folder.
  3. Inside the "config" folder, find files ending with an ".srv" extension.
  4. Copy each of these ".srv" files into the "config" folder of a single MT4 installation - which ever one you will be using as your "main" install.
  5. Uninstall all of the unneeded MT4 terminals, leaving just your "main" install.
  6. Now when you are opening demo accounts, or connecting to an existing account, you will be able to access each one of the different brokers you've "copied" into your favorite terminal.
Hope this helps somebody!
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Old 10-13-2008, 05:39 AM
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Hi Eugene,

I tried to follow your post on adding multiple brokers to the same terminal, but was not successful in finding the conf. folder srv. files. Could you provide a more detailed procedure for accomplishing this task.

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Old 10-13-2008, 01:54 PM
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Hi Eugene,

I tried to follow your post on adding multiple brokers to the same terminal, but was not successful in finding the conf. folder srv. files. Could you provide a more detailed procedure for accomplishing this task.

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HJB
Hi HJB!

Before you can find the conf folder, it helps to know where MT4 is installed. Here's the quickest way to do that:
  1. Find the shortcut icon that you click on to start MT4.
  2. Instead of double-clicking on it, click once with your RIGHT mouse button.
  3. A menu will appear - choose Properties.
  4. You will see a Shortcut Properties dialog. Click on the "Find Target" button (thats what its called in XP - might be different for Vista).
  5. The folder in which MT4 is installed will open up, and you should be able to now see the "config" folder inside it.
Hope this helps you make use of the original instructions!
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Old 08-18-2009, 09:38 AM
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Cheers

This trick worked for me. Can i post some srv files here?
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Old 08-18-2009, 12:51 PM
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This trick worked for me. Can i post some srv files here?
Hey there FXPrata,

Sure, go right ahead.
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Some common broker's MT4 .srv files.
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This is great Eugene!
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Old 11-17-2009, 04:21 AM
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Good to know one can do that. But does this mean one can the same platform to execute trades in different brokers?
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Old 11-17-2009, 04:36 AM
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Good to know one can do that. But does this mean one can the same platform to execute trades in different brokers?
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Considering that you can only be logged into ONE account from a single terminal, you'll only be able to execute trades in the broker to which you are currently logged in. All this trick allows you to do is log into different brokers from the same terminal - but only one at a time - thus letting you use the same indicators, templates, etc.

If you want to trade multiple brokers at once - you can just install multiple terminals, one for each, and run them simultaneously.
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Hey EugeneFXI,

You doing good job by elping out peoples by clearing their doubts, I want if you can suggest me some good metatrader brokers or some links where i can get good info about forex trading and mt4 brokers.
I got only one article about Metatrader Brokers, can you suggest me is this useful in any ways ?
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