How can I make the new MT4 (Build 600) Portable?

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ffoorr 2015.05.16 08:57 #
 

Create a short  cut, to get the terminal start 


Click right on the short cut, => property

add a space and   \portable in the target window

C:\My_Terminal_Name\terminal.exe \portable

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honest_knave 2015.05.16 11:38 #
 
ffoorr:

Create a short  cut, to get the terminal start 


Click right on the short cut, => property

add a space and   \portable in the target window

C:\My_Terminal_Name\terminal.exe \portable

needs a forward slash: /portable
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hifromeddie 2015.05.17 00:49 #
 

Thank you for your answers.

I right clicked on my MT4 shortcut, and chose "Properties", and then where it says "Target" I used: 

C:\MT4-Folder-Name\terminal.exe /portable

Then I clicked Apply and OK..after that I was able to open MT4 in portable mode simply by clicking on the Shortcut.

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4evermaat 2015.05.17 05:24 #
 

Easier to use a batch file.  A few advantages:

1) This way you can launch it with another program

2) simply double-click on it to launch

3)  If you have multiple installations of mt4, you can simply copy the portable batch file to it and double-click; the reference to the terminal.exe file within the folder is relative.  With a shortcut file, you cannot copy it because you still have to edit the absolute shortcut each time you copy it to a new folder.

 Just drop the .bat file in the same location as the terminal.exe file.  You can edit the .bat file with any plain text editor, but it is already set to go.  Instead of launching on terminal.exe, use the terminal PORTABLE.bat file .  You can also create a shortcut that points to the .bat file instead.

 for those using Birt's Tick Data Suite (TDS), you can still pass the /portable parameter to it.

Attached files:
  terminal_portable.zip  (0.20 KB)
  tds_portable.zip  (0.19 KB)
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ffoorr 2015.05.17 14:18 #
 
honest_knave:
needs a forward slash: /portable

it seem both work, I have this one and it work : \portable


Thank's 4evermaat, I will have a lool at that.

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honest_knave 2015.05.18 12:01 #
 
ffoorr:

it seem both work, I have this one and it work : \portable 

Learn something new every day - didn't know that! Thanks
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