Default Path of a DLL That Is Imported With the Shared Library Wizard

Updated Apr 5, 2023

Reported In


  • LabVIEW

Issue Details

  • I have imported a DLL with the Shared Library Wizard. I need to find the path where LabVIEW saves those DLLs so that I can add some files to that folder.
  • Where does LabVIEW store imported DLLs?


When importing a DLL with the Shared Library Wizard, the default save location is dependent on the bitness of LabVIEW.

For LabVIEW 64-bit, the default location is:
C:\Program Files\National Instruments\LabVIEW XXXX\user.lib

For LabVIEW 32-bit, the default location is:
C:\Program Files (x86)\National Instruments\LabVIEW XXXX\user.lib

Note that XXXX is a placeholder for the version of LabVIEW that is being used.

Additional Information

The DLL path can be edited easily when importing the DLL. See Calling a Dynamic Link Library (DLL) from LabVIEW  for further information about this.