Complete Installation of LabVIEW on the Second Drive

Updated Nov 23, 2018

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  • LabVIEW

Issue Details

Is there a way how to make all the LabVIEW files install on the different than primary drive?
Can I move C:\Users\All Users\National Instruments\ resp. C:\ProgramData\National Instruments\  on the second drive?


First of all you can choose the destination directory of NI Software and NI LabVIEW to a different drive during the installation process. But there are still going to be files installed on your primary drive.
You can customize some path settings in LabVIEW under Tools > Options > Paths, however you can never truly confine all related files to a secondary drive. We have to store some files on the primary drive for things like licensing, user settings, etc.

Moving C:\Users\All Users\National Instruments\ resp. C:\ProgramData\National Instruments\ on the second drive can cause problems in the future as other NI software is using these files as well. This action is not a supported solution.


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