Location of GPIB.INI File Created by the GPIB Configuration Utility

Updated Oct 11, 2018

Reported In

Driver

  • NI-488.2

Issue Details

I have used the GPIB configuration utility to modify my GPIB device templates and my device setup. I understand this information should be stored in the gpib.ini file, but I cannot find the location of this file on disk. I need this file to replicate this system over multiple target computers.

Solution

Windows XP:

NI-488.2 prior to version 2.52:
Windows\System32\gpib.ini.

NI-488.2 version 2.52 or later:
Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\National Instruments\NI-488.2\gpib.ini.

Windows Vista and later:

C:\ProgramData\National Instruments\NI-488.2\gpib.ini

Note: The ProgramData folder is hidden by default.
Linux:

/usr/local/natinst/ni4882/etc/gpib.ini

For version 18.0 on Linux: /etc/ni4882/gpib.ini

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