Cannot Load TDMS File into DIAdem

Updated Dec 12, 2017

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  • DIAdem Base

Issue Details

When I attempt to load my TDMS file into DIAdem, I receive an error: "TDMS_SE loader cannot process the file."


To open up your TDMS file directly, follow the steps below:
  1. Navigate to your desired file and right click to open the context menu.
  2. Select Open With...
  3. Select the National Instruments TDM Streaming Loader.
To permanently open TDMS files with the National Instruments TDM Streaming DataPlugin, we must modify the order in which the DataPlugins are called.
  1. Open up Settings > My DataFinder > Configure...
  2. Select the File Extensions tab and find the *.tdms extension under the Indexable extensions pane.
  3. Ensure that the TDMS DataPlugin is listed above the TDMS_SE DataPlugin.

Additional Information

If the TDMS_SE DataPlugin is prioritized above the TDMS DataPlugin, then DIAdem will try to load your TDMS file with the TDMS_SE DataPlugin in by default. However the TDMS_SE DataPlugin is designed for use with SignalExpress TDMS files and should not be used with regular TDMS files.


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