Can I Hide The Supporting File Created With my LabVIEW Executable on Windows?

Updated Mar 12, 2019

Reported In

Software

  • LabVIEW

Operating System

  • Windows

Issue Details

I have created an executable with LabVIEW that uses supporting files. I want to restrict the access to these files, can I hide the repertory containing my supporting files?
 

Solution

You can hide files in Windows following this method:
  1. Select the files or folders you want to hide
  2. Right-click and choose Properties
  3. Click the General tab
  4. Click the checkbox next to Hidden in the Attributes section
  5. Click Apply
Even with a hidden data file, the executable you created will execute and find your files.

Additional Information

One thing to keep in mind is that hidden files are easily discovered using the option Show Hidden Files.
If this option is enabled, anyone on your computer can modify the content of your repertory. 

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