Where Are the NI-MAX Configuration Files Located on Disk?

Updated May 3, 2018

Reported In


  • Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX)

Operating System

  • Windows

Issue Details

My Windows OS can only be booted up in safe mode and I have to wipe the computer but need the configuration files from NI-MAX. All of my tasks and scaled values are saved in the software but I cannot access NI-MAX to export the files to a .nce file. Where are the NI-MAX configuration files stored locally on the drive?


The configuration files are located in the ProgramData file path locally. It is a hidden folder on Windows. Here are the instructions to make the folder visible.

The only way to port over the configuration files is to copy the ProgramData folder onto the new computer, reboot the computer, and launch the software.


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