MetaTrader Build 418 Bug Alarm: How to Switch back to the Previous Build Version!
A couple of days ago, Meta Quotes released build 418 of the Meta Trader 4 terminal. The problem is that the build includes a serous bug and as the result most expert advisors stopped working.
Forums are flooded with “What should I do? My expert advisors stopped working!” threads and e-mail inboxes of developers are full of complains from clients.
The good news is that Meta Quotes already knows about the bug. Stanislav Starikov from the Meta Trader support team told me that they would fix the bug and release a new build version within one week.
Here’s what you can do in the meantime:
First of all, you should check, which build version is installed on your PC. To do so, open your terminal, go to “Help” and click where stands “About.” A new window will popup where you can see what build version you have installed.
If you didn’t update to build 418
In this case, you are lucky. When you start your terminal and the update window will popup, simple close it or disable live updates completely.
If you already installed MT4 build 418
In this case, you will need to switch back (downgrade) to the previous build. It’s easy, takes only a couple of minutes.
1. Close the terminal and open the folder where the terminal is installed. The folder is usually located in C:\Program Files.
2. Download the previous version of the executable file and extract the file terminal.exe from the archive.
3. Replace it with the terminal.exe file in your folder.
That’s it. You can now start your terminal and continue to use your expert advisors.
Note: The terminal.exe file from the archive belongs to FXCC, but it’s compatible with all brokers. The .exe file is the same for all brokers, only the configuration files are different.
As many fellow traders have troubles with the actual build, please do me and the forex community a favor and spread the word about this post.
PS: Comments are welcome too!