Error 1430 When Trying to Access Files in a Portable Device on Windows Through LabVIEW

Updated Oct 19, 2018

Reported In


  • LabVIEW Full

Issue Details

I am trying to programatically acquire the list of files stored on my USB device. My device shows up as a Portable Device, and I receive Error 1430 when trying to specify the file path of the portable device. 

Error 1430 occurred at an unidentified location

Possible reason(s):

LabVIEW: (Hex 0x596) The path is empty or relative. You must use an absolute path.


Since the device you are connecting shows up as a Portable Device, there is not a lettered storage drive that can be assigned to this device to access the files stored on board. To access the files on the device, there should be a option on the device to have the computer view it as a storage device, if not there are instructions provided below that discuss how you can assign a lettered drive to the device. This will allow you to access the storage of a device connected in Windows through LabVIEW.