My Installed Toolkit Does Not Show Up in LabVIEW

Updated Jun 14, 2018

Reported In


  • LabVIEW


  • NI-DAQmx
  • NI-Industrial Communications for Ethernet/IP

Issue Details

I have installed a module/toolkit/driver for LabVIEW and confirmed in NI Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX) that it has installed successfully. However, I cannot see the corresponding functions in the functions palette inside of my LabVIEW VI. Why could that be?

My module/toolkit/driver has been installed and activated successfully, but LabVIEW does not show them in the functions palette. Moreover, if I search for the VIs in the LabVIEW search bar, quick drop, or the computer's files; I don't find them installed.


  1. Make sure to install LabVIEW before any toolkits or drivers. Review the document Installation Order for Multiple NI Software Products for more information.
  2. LabVIEW 64-bit does not support all of the toolkits supported by LabVIEW 32-bit. This support also varies by operating system. See in the LabVIEW 32-Bit vs. 64-Bit Applications FAQ for more information. Make sure your OS is compatible with the toolkit in question, and make sure you are using 32-bit LabVIEW to see if the toolkit shows up there.
  3. Check that you have the correct version of the module/toolkit/driver installed. (For example: NI-DAQmx 17.6 is just compatible with LabVIEW 2014-2017). You can find the module/toolkit/driver compatibility with your development system in its readme file.
  4. Possibly the installation of the toolkit has become corrupted and needs repair. On a Windows machine, follow the steps listed in Uninstall or Repair National Instruments Software or Drivers in Windows to repair the software.


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