LabVIEW Does Not Open After Clicking in its Executable/Shortcut

Updated Apr 11, 2018

Reported In


  • LabVIEW

Operating System

  • Windows

Issue Details

I installed the LabVIEW Development System in my computer. When I click the shortcut in my desktop or start menu, nothing happens.

Moreover, if I navigate to the path where I installed the software, I see it is there, but nothing comes up when I double click the executable LabVIEW.exe file.

Finally, if I open Windows Task Manager to see if the application comes up, I don't even see the process running in the background.


If your software was installed using a DVD, USB, or downloaded media from the NI's website:

  1. Try a software repair: Uninstall or Repair National Instruments Software or Drivers in Windows
  2. Try uninstalling and reinstalling the software
  3. Try a force reinstallation: Fix Corrupt or Non-Working NI Software with Force Reinstall


If your software was installed using NI Package Manager:

  1. Uninstall the package
  2. Download and install again

Additional Information

This behavior is usually related to faults in the installation process. This usually happens if you had National Instruments software installed previously in your computer, and removed files instead of using the uninstaller tool. It also comes up when the location of the software is not the default path in the C drive.


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