LabVIEW Not Including Custom Help File in Executable

Updated Jan 9, 2018

Reported In


  • LabVIEW Full
  • LabVIEW Base
  • LabVIEW Professional

Issue Details

I am trying to build an executable that includes a custom HTML help file (local). When I build the executable, it does not include the HTML file.


If you are having problems including the HTML file, follow the two troubleshooting steps below:
  1. Make sure that your file is a Compiled Help file (.chm), instead of an HTML file.
  2. Make sure that you are using LabVIEW 32-bit. LabVIEW 64-bit has been known to have issues with including the custom help files in a built executable.
  3. If the issue still persists, you can programmatically set the help path by using the VI snippet below:


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