I have a new computer and I used one of those stick things to transfer a MT4 platform from the old unit to the new. All went according to plan but how do I get the MT4 onto the desktop and how do I get the program to run?
You did not specify, so I'm assuming you're using Win7.
Then copy the MT4 folder to e.g. your Documents folder.
Make a shortcut to terminal.exe and place it e.g. onto your desktop.
Now open the properties of the shortcut (right mouse click->properties).
Edit the"Target" field so that you append " /portable" to it. Apply.
Now you have all your experts, indicators and scripts locally in your MT4 folder under the MQL4 folder, in their respective folders.