Where to Save NI Help (.chm) files

Updated May 3, 2018

Reported In


  • LabVIEW

Issue Details

I have downloaded the Help (.chm) files from National Instruments website, but when I try to open them, I can only see the table of contents. The actual information is blank.


After you download the zip file from our website, extract the files to an easy to find location such as your desktop for now.

Then you will want to move the files to your LabVIEW Help folder. This can be found by going to:

32-bit LabVIEW
C:\Program Files (x86)\National Instruments\LabVIEW (version)\help

64-bit LabVIEW
C:\Program Files\National Instruments\LabVIEW (version)\help

Additional Information

The LabVIEW help files are going to reference this location when looking for the .chm files


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