Retrieving Source Code from LabVIEW Executable

Updated Apr 17, 2018

Reported In


  • LabVIEW

Issue Details

I'm running a LabVIEW executable file that someone else wrote. It turns on my equipment successfully, however, when it tries to start my signal generator, it looks for VI's that are missing. Is there any way to retrieve the VI's that were used to make the executable so I can troubleshoot the problem?


There is no way to retrieve the source code VI's from an executable file. If the original source code is no longer available, they would need to be replaced or rewritten in order to create a new executable file.

Additional Information

Whenever an application is searching for missing VI's, it is usually caused by files being moved or deleted from their original directories. If the application is searching for driver files, they might be fixed by re-downloading the appropriate driver from