Can't Open LabVIEW Examples from LabVIEW Example Finder

Updated Nov 2, 2020

Reported In


  • LabVIEW
  • LabVIEW Full

Issue Details

I can't open my examples from the example finder. When I open the example finder and click on certain examples, the following popup is displayed:

That file could not be found or opened. You may need to re - install your examples

How do I re-install the examples on my example finder or how can I solve this problem?


This issue can be resolved by repairing the faulty example finder of the specific LabVIEW version.

1.  Open Control Panel>>Programs>>Programs and Features>>National Instruments Software>>Uninstall/Change 

2.  NI Package Manager will be opened. 

3. In NI Package Manager, select INSTALLED tab and check corresponding LabVIEW version (e.g. : LabVIEW (32-bit) English). After that, click REPAIR.

4. In the pop-up dialog, click Deselect All.

5. Check NI System Configuration support for corresponding LabVIEW version and select Next>>Next. Then, wait for the reparation to be completed. 

6. After reparation done, restart the computer and try to open the example again. 

Additional Information

This error occurs when the example file is no longer located in its original location, or if the example installation was unsuccessful and a file corruption occurred.