What is a .MQ5 File And How To Open It – MetaQuotes Software (Visual Guide)

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .mq5 extension. Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .mq5 file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .MQ5 file?

The .MQ5 file extension is MQL5 Source Code File. This file extension belongs to the developer MetaQuotes Software. This file belongs to the text format and it is a development related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .mq5 file on 5 platforms.

How to open a .MQ5 file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .MQ5 file on your operating system/device.

How to open a .MQ5 file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .mq5 file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the MetaQuotes MetaTrader software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use MetaQuotes MetaTrader software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .MQ5 file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the MetaQuotes MetaTrader software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .MQ5 file on Mac

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .mq5 file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the MetaQuotes MetaTrader software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use MetaQuotes MetaTrader software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .MQ5 file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the MetaQuotes MetaTrader software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .MQ5 file on Linux

To open the .mq5 file on Linux, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the MetaQuotes MetaTrader software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is MetaQuotes MetaTrader.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .MQ5 file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the MetaQuotes MetaTrader software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

How to open a .MQ5 file on Android

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .mq5 file on Android in simple steps.

Step 1

Image 1: Locating your .MQ5 file in the download folder

First of all you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 2

Image2: Unable to open the file

If you try clicking the file, it will show you the error above.

Step 3

Image3: Open your Google Play Store

Please locate the app “Google Play Store” (picture above) and open it.

Step 4

Image4: Search for the software and download it

To open the file, you will need to download the MetaQuotes MetaTrader software. Please search for it in the Google Play Store and install it. You could also download the MetaQuotes MetaTrader software. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Android.

How to open a .MQ5 file on iOS

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .mq5 file on iOS in few easy steps.

Step 1

Image 1: Finding your files in the download folder

The first step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 2

Image2: Can’t open the file

In order to open the file, you will have to search for the MetaQuotes MetaTrader in the iOS App Store software and install it. The other software that opens the .mq5 file on iOS is MetaQuotes MetaTrader. Congratulations! You can now open your file on iOS.

Still cannot open the .MQ5 file?

If you cannot open the .MQ5 file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .MQ5 file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .mqh – MetaQuotes Software, .mqo – Metasequoia, .mqv – Sony, .mrb – Microsoft, .mrc – mIRC. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .MQ5 file with the MetaQuotes MetaTrader program on Windows, MetaQuotes MetaTrader program on Mac, MetaQuotes MetaTrader software on Linux, MetaQuotes MetaTrader software on Android and MetaQuotes MetaTrader software on iOS.