It may happen due to Meta Trader's behavior - sometimes when your platform losses connection while publishing the statement, the publisher gets stuck and the only solution is to restart Meta Trader - there's not much we can do on our end.
, however this enters a gray, if not black zone, as Meta Quotes, Inc., postulated the Server/Terminal protocol to be a protected IP and any attempt to reverse-engineer they consider an unlawfull violation of their rights and could cause legal consequences, so be carefull on stepping there.
The screen appears as per normal with the charts i had originally open on it, with the indicators on them. But them it just freezes and i cant open my Indicators folder or Templates folder to copy and past them. It's happened when indicators try to access a huge amount of history data if I am not wrong.
To avoid this issue you just need to remove that indicator which freezes your platform.
I cant even get into the indicators file to remove the new indicator. The screen appears as per normal with the charts i had originally open on it, with the indicators on them. But them it just freezes and i cant open my Indicators folder or Templates folder to copy and past them. @Binary1, it's totally normal and you don't have to re-intall MT4 platform everytime.
This indicator works by allowing the trader to go into their charts and open an “off-line” chart.
This new chart is not actually off-line and it is very important that this point is made.
Anyway, a doable approach with an explicit risk warning being presented above.
I had this problem once before but i was fortunate enough to be able to close MT4 reopen it and lucky enough that unfroze for me to be able to make a copy of my Templates and Indicators on a old Computer.