Error "There Was a Problem Sending the Command" When Opening Any VI

Updated Oct 17, 2018

Reported In


  • LabVIEW

Issue Details

Everytime LabVIEW is opened (any VI), an error window shows up saying:
There was a problem sending the command to the program.
The VI still opens and works but the window is showing up everytime. What I can do to fix this?


This error can be caused by many different reasons, nevertheless this should be an inconvenience and shouldn't limit LabVIEW's functionality.

To temporary avoid this error:
  • Open LabVIEW. Then open your VI from LabVIEW.
  • Right click the VI and choose "Open with LabVIEW".
To permanently correct this behavior you could:
  • Add local Administrator privileges to your user account.
  • Set the default program for .lvproj and .vi files to notepad.exe. Then set it back to LabVIEW.
  • Disable "Run this program as an administrator" check. Right click LabVIEW shortcut, go to Properties>>"Compatibility" tab.
Additional steps in Related Links section.


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