! General Installation Guide for Thinkorswim

ThinkorSwim (TOS) Indicator Download and Import Guide

In just a few short steps outlined below, you will have your indicator on your chart and be ready to start trading. Check out the  configuration guides and customization guides for more information on how to properly set up your indicator according to your preferences post download and installation. 

Step 1: Download the Indicator File 

To install any new proprietary indicator you've purchased from us on your ThinkorSwim platform, you will first need to download the file to your computer. Please navigate to the designated download area and proceed to download the file. 

Click DOWNLOAD and save the file to your machine preferably to you desktop folder so you can find it later in Thinkorswim.

Step 2: Open a Thinkorswim Chart 

Now that the file has been downloaded you will open Thinkorswim and go to your Charts tab.

From here select the Beaker icon to open your Edit Studies and Strategies window.

Step 3: Next you will click on the IMPORT button.

Clicking on Import will bring up the Load STUDY window. In this window you will be navigating to the folder where you downloaded the indicator.ts file to. Look at the top of this window and see “Look In:” it typically defaults to Documents.

You will need to navigate to your C: drive then to your USERS folder and find the folder with the Name of your computer. It can also be called something like My PC or This PC or Homegroup if it is not your name or something you created. 

Start by selecting the drop down menu at the top labeled " Look In:" and find the folder labeled "C:

Next find and open your "Users folder"

Now find the folder with the name of your computer. This can be your first name, My PC, or whatever you named your computer. 

You will know you are in the right place when you see the .thinkorswim folder. From here you will need to open the DOWNLOADS folder or the DESKTOP folder depending on where you saved the indicator.ts file.

Once you have located the file with indicator.ts file you will be able to click on the indicator file you want to import. It should show up in the File Name: field, then click Open. The window should disappear and leave you with the Edit Studies and Strategies window.

Step 4: Applying the Indicator to a Chart

You will now be able to add the indicator to your charts by searching for the name in the search area above the list on the left side of the screen. 

Once you have the indicator selected click on the Add Selected button to place the indicator on the Added Studies and Strategies side. Then click Apply and OK.

The indicator should now appear on your chart.