TestStand File Diff and Merge Utility Hangs

Updated Apr 15, 2020

Reported In

Software

  • TestStand

Issue Details

  • The TestStand File Diff and Merge Utility will hang while executing, and the sequence file comparison will never complete.
  • When using the TestStand File Diff and Merge Utility, the "Diffing Status" window will appear but not load.
  • I aborted my sequence file before it could complete, and now the File Diff and Merge Utility won't execute properly

Solution

  1. Navigate to C:\ProgramData\National Instruments\TestStand XXXX\Cfg\FileDiffer.ini, where TestStand XXXX is the version of TestStand you have. 
  2. Rename "FileDiffer.ini" to something else, such as "FileDifferOld.ini.
  3. Execute the File Diff function again to regenerate the FileDiffer.ini file again.