Internal Software Error 7 When Compiling FPGA Code

Updated Sep 28, 2018

Reported In


  • LabVIEW FPGA Module
  • Compile Cloud Service
  • FPGA Xilinx Compilation Tools

Issue Details

When compiling my FPGA program I am getting the following Error:

LabVIEW FPGA: An internal software error in LabVIEW FPGA Module has occurred.
Error 7 occurred at Read from Text File in


This happens regardless if I do a local compilation or use the Cloud Compilation Service. Why is this occurring and how do I get rid of these error messages?


The FPGA compilation can be effected by a previous compilation attempt that became corrupt. To solve this issue we need to clear the corrupt files from the computer.
  1. ​Navigate to C:\NIFPGA
  2. Open the compilation and jobs folders
  3. ​In each folder you need to remove the folders associated with the corrupt FPGA compilation attempt.
    • ​​The corrupt folder may share the same name as the VI you are trying to compile.
  4. ​Reattempt the compilation