Build/Run Error in LabVIEW "Windows cannot access specified device, path, or file"

Updated May 3, 2018

Reported In


  • LabVIEW Application Builder Module
  • LabVIEW

Issue Details

When trying to build an exe I receive an error window from Windows that says "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file.  You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item"


Programs with Torrent in the name or file path are often blocked by Windows security firewalls or anti-virus.  Change the name of your program in order to resolve this issue.

If this doesn't work make sure to try these steps:
- Run LabVIEW/program as Admin
- Confirm LabVIEW/program is on a supported operating system
- Turn off all anti-virus and firewalls;  Communicate with internal IT if necessary


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