Error in NI MAX Preventing Import of NI Configuration Export File (.nce)

Updated Jun 3, 2019

Reported In


  • Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX)

Issue Details

  • The NI Configuration Export File (.nce) file I created on another computer in NI Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX) does not properly import onto my new computer. Additionally, I can't import any other file types such as .ini and .txt files in NI MAX. What can I do to fix this?
  • When I go to import the NI Configuration Export File (.nce) exported from another computer, I get an error 0x80004005 preventing me from importing the files. What should I do?


NI MAX is most likely corrupted on your computer. Try performing the following steps listed below:

  1. Reset the NI MAX Database File
  2. If step 1 does not resolve the issue, try a force reinstall of NI MAX
Note: If the above steps do not resolve the issue, reach out to NI Technical Support.