LabVIEW Probe Watch Window Doesn't Load

Updated Aug 10, 2023

Reported In


  • LabVIEW

Operating System

  • Windows

Issue Details

My probe watch window is invisible as the icon shows up in the tray but the window on the desktop is missing. 
How do I fix this?


Here are some troubleshooting steps to try:
  • If you are using a multiple monitor setup, check to see if the Probe Watch Window is on any of your other screens.
  • Open up your Windows Task Manager (Ctrl-Alt-Delete >> Task Manager) and verify that the Probe Watch Window is running under the Processes tab. You may have to expand your LabVIEW process for this. Right click the Probe Watch Window >> Maximize to open up the Probe Watch Window. If this doesn't show up on your main screen, make sure to check your other screens as well. 
  • If Probe Watch Window still doesn't load, delete the 𝙻𝚊𝚋𝚅𝙸𝙴𝚆.𝚒𝚗𝚒 configuration file in 𝙲:\𝙿𝚛𝚘𝚐𝚛𝚊𝚖 𝙵𝚒𝚕𝚎𝚜 (𝚡𝟾𝟼)\𝙽𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗𝚊𝚕 𝙸𝚗𝚜𝚝𝚛𝚞𝚖𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚜\<𝙻𝚊𝚋𝚅𝙸𝙴𝚆 𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚜𝚒𝚘𝚗>\ for 32-bit editions of LabVIEW and in 𝙲:\𝙿𝚛𝚘𝚐𝚛𝚊𝚖 𝙵𝚒𝚕𝚎𝚜\𝙽𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗𝚊𝚕 𝙸𝚗𝚜𝚝𝚛𝚞𝚖𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚜\<𝙻𝚊𝚋𝚅𝙸𝙴𝚆 𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚜𝚒𝚘𝚗>\ for 64-bit editions of LabVIEW once. By deleting the configuration file, it will reset the LabVIEW settings to default hence the problem can be solved.