How Can I Make My LabVIEW Installer Install Files to a Custom Path?

Updated Apr 18, 2018

Reported In


  • LabVIEW
  • LabVIEW Application Builder Module

Issue Details

The default setup for the LV Installer is to place everything in the Projects Files folder (which is a protected folder) including all program files. This results in a variety of issues related to Windows permissions. How can I make my LabVIEW installer install files to a custom path?


When creating your installer in the Application Properties Dialog Box, navigate to the Destinations Page, click on the Add absolute path button as shown in the picture below: 

The new folder will appear under the other destination folders. The default name of the absolute path is c:\New Path. You can use the Destination path option to change the path.

Note: One common cause of the permissions dialog box in Windows is writing to the C drive. If you wish to avoid this dialog box, consider writing to another drive.