Where Does LabVIEW Store Configuration Settings?

Updated Dec 6, 2017

Issue Details

In certain circumstances, it may be necessary to modify your LabVIEW .ini file. Where can I find this file in Windows, or its counterpart on OS X or Linux?

Solution

Windows 10 and earlier
The LabVIEW.ini file can be found in the directory that LabVIEW was installed in.  By default for 32 bit editions of LabVIEW, that would be C:\Program Files(x86)\National Instruments\LabVIEW 20xx.  Alternatively, you can search for "LabVIEW.ini" in the Windows search box. 

Mac OS
Environment options are stored in the LabVIEW Preferences.txt file located in the System: Preferences folder. 

Linux
Default and system-wide settings are stored in the program directory. This directory is where you installed LabVIEW and can vary by Linux distribution. The settings are stored in the labviewrc file. Specific settings for a given user are stored in the user's home directory as .labviewrc.

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