Error: General (-19000)

Updated Jul 17, 2023

Reported In


  • TestStand

Operating System

  • Windows

Issue Details

  1. When I am trying to build my TestStand application I get the following error:                                                                                                                                   Error -19000: Cannot call VIs from LabVIEW packed project libraries when the full path of the VI is longer than the maximum path length                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The error doesn't specify which file path is too long. How can I resolve this error?
  2. TestStand deployment utility did not compile successfully, and I am not able to find the reason of the error because the error message is general:image.png


  1. To successfully generate your deployment and/or installer, you will need to generate the image and installer to a shorter path in disk. Create a folder with a path as shorter as possible in disk, for example a folder directly in the C drive and set the location for the deployable image to that folder like shown in the image below. Do the same for the installer directory. If the error still presents you will need to move the source files into one main folder to reduce the file path length. You should be able to build your project files one the path is reduced. 
  2. Deployment issue "The fallowing LabVIEW projects are missing plug-ins. Ensure that you are not missing a LabVIEW module" is coming from changing the working version of LabVIEW.
    Reverting some lvclass into an older version solves the problem:


Additional Information

This is a known issue that has been reported to R&D and can be found in the TestStand Known Issues documentation.