LabVIEW Error: Cannot Cache Products Because Cache Directory Requires Administrative Privileges

Updated Aug 6, 2018

Reported In


  • LabVIEW
  • LabVIEW Application Builder Module

Issue Details

I am seeing an error while making an installer that says "Cannot cache products because cache directory requires administrative privileges"


The following two things may resolve the issue:
1. Change the destination directory to see if the problem persists.
2. Run LabVIEW as administrator (Right-click > Run As Administrator).

Additional Information

When LabVIEW is trying to change a file or folder outside of the LabVIEW environment, it requires privileges to do so. Sometimes operating systems raise a flag when a program tries to change something outside of the program. Running LabVIEW with administrator privileges may prevent some errors relating to writing or changing files in the operating system.


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