Missing VISA Options Under Tools Tab in MAX

Updated Jan 22, 2020

Reported In


  • Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX)



Issue Details

When I open Measurement and Automation Explorer (MAX) and navigate to Tools >> NI-VISA, the VISA Options is missing. 


This most likely is due to a corrupt installation. 
  1. Repair the NI-VISA installation.
  2. Restart the computer and restart MAX.

If you still experience issues, please contact NI Technical Support


Additional Information

If any third party VISA applications or drivers have recently been removed, confirm these have been fully removed as conflicts can occur during the uninstallation process.