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Why Can't I See My Channels In The File Browser?

Updated Aug 3, 2018

Reported In


  • DIAdem

Issue Details

When I'm open my .tdms files in Diadem i can't seem to get the drop down menu to view separate channels and get the channel preview, like the example files have. 

How can i get the drop down menu on my files?  


You can only index files located in your DataFinder's Search Areas. You can either move your files to a folder that is already one of your Search Areas or you can add the folder where your files are located to the Search Areas by selecting Settings»My DataFinder»Configure….

Once you have added the folder that contains your files, the directory will appear under Search Areas in the DataFinder and the DataFinder will attempt to index the files. You can also manually re-index the file by right-clicking on the file and selecting Reindex File. You should then be able to expand the file in the DataFinder and select and preview individual channels.


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