Archived:Software Folder Does Not Appear Under FieldPoint Device in NI-MAX

Updated Jun 14, 2018

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Reported In


  • Controller for Compact FieldPoint


  • Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX)


  • NI-FieldPoint

Operating System

  • PharLap
  • VxWorks

Issue Details

I am using a CompactFieldPoint device for the first time and do not see the software folder listed under the device in NI-MAX.


If you have another Compact FieldPoint controller that is appearing properly in NI-MAX, you can copy the entire application from the old device to the new device to format it correctly, using NI's Replication and Deployment (RAD) utility. Follow the instructions in the KnowledgeBase article Archived: How do I Completely Copy my cFP Application to a New Controller.

If you do not have another Compact FieldPoint controller that you can copy an image from, contact NI support at


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