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MT5 installations folder NOT roaming folder

I have a little problem.
On my Netbook WinXP MT5 saves everything in my installations folder.

On my Win7 computer my installations folder is D and it takes up to 22,9MB.
After I tested, downloaded and coded I checked the installations folder it is still 22,9MB.
After looking around I found in the Roaming folder a folder MetaQuotes which had 4GB on my drive C.
I dont want MT5 copying anything on my C drive.
So what I did.
  • uninstalled MT5
  • deleted the MetaQuote folde from C
  • deleted the registry with regedit
  • copied the MT5 folder from my netbook
  • startet the copied MT5 from my Win7 computer
it still saved the history on the roaming folder on C.

How do I change that?
I don't want any programm saving anything on my drive C.
Why does it work with the netbook and not with my Win7 computer?

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Just in case someone has the same problem.
Add " /portable" in the command line shortcut like this "C:\MT5\terminal.exe /portable"

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Just in case someone has the same problem.
Add " /portable" in the command line shortcut like this "C:\MT5\terminal.exe /portable"

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