Reference File Error When Saving A LabVIEW VI To Previous Version On Mac

Updated May 3, 2018

Reported In

Software

  • LabVIEW

Operating System

  • Mac OS X
  • Windows

Issue Details

  • When I try to save my VI made in Windows to a previous version on my Mac computer, I receive a missing reference file error: ***VIs.llb/Get Window RefNum.vi (Get Window RefNum.vi) Referenced file could not be found: user32.dll How can I avoid this?
  • When I move a VI made on Windows to Mac and try to save in a previous version, I see an error. How can I fix this?

Solution

This error often occurs when trying to save a VI that was built on Windows, into a previous version on Mac. Try moving the VI to a Windows computer and saving it in a previous version from there. Alternatively, you can consider posting the code on NI's Version Conversion Forums

Additional Information

The root cause here is likely that the VI is trying to use Windows Dependencies that do not exist on the Mac OS. It may require other troubleshooting if there are no Windows dependiencies here. 

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