Project Copied from Another Computer Keeps Not Finding Items in vi.lib

Updated Jul 30, 2018

Reported In


  • LabVIEW
  • LabVIEW Real-Time Module
  • LabVIEW FPGA Module

Issue Details

I have a project I'm trying to copy from one computer to another. I've copied folders directly and also tried creating a .zip file from the Build Specifications in my project. Each time I try to open the project, it can't find items in vi.lib.


You will need to reinstall LabVIEW in order to fix this problem.

If you are using the LabVIEW Real-Time Module or LabVIEW FPGA module you may also need to reinstall those. Be sure to reinstall them in the following order:

  1. LabVIEW 
  2. LabVIEW Real- Time Module 
  3. LabVIEW FPGA Module 
If you originally did not install them in this order, that may be the cause of this unwanted behavior.

Additional Information

If the normal install and uninstall process does not work, consider doing a force reinstall.


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