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MQ5 file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .mq5 file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .mq5 file?
  • What program do I need to open a .mq5 file?
  • How can the .mq5 file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .mq5 files to another format?

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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

✅ MetaQuotes Language 5 Source Code

MQ5 file is a MetaQuotes Language 5 Source Code. MetaQuotes Language 5 (MQL 5) is a new built-in language for programming trading strategies.
Application: MetaTrader 5
Mime-type: text/plain
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
MQ5 aliases:
MQ5 related links:
MQ5 related extensions:
MetaQuotes Language 4 Source Code

MQL4 Compiled Modules

Other types of files may also use the .mq5 file extension.

🚫 The .mq5 file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

mq, mqt

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

Microsoft Windows Message Queuing Data
MetaTrader MetaQuotes Language 4 Template

🔴 Can't open a .mq5 file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .mq5 file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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