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I'm currently doing a university internship with a company. I have to use labview to drive several pieces of software such as a Keithley 2461 and an SDS-1204XE. After having taken several steps to retrieve and download the various drivers, the labview software doesn't recognize them in "drivers instruments". I've watched videos and found help on the internet without success. Could this be because I'm in the trial version of labview?
Where does the problem come from?


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The trial version is not the problem.

LabVIEW expects the instrument drivers in the same tree as the LabVIEW.exe.

And then in the folder instr.lib/"name of the driver folder."


This depends on 32 bit or 64 bit and the LABVIEW version.


e.g on my system I use 64 bit LabVIEW 2023

The Agilent 4194 driver files are in

"C:\Program Files\National Instruments\LabVIEW 2023\instr.lib\Agilent 4194"

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Thank you for your quick reply. I've finally managed to solve the problem.
I had extracted the drivers zip file to "C:\Programme \National Instruments\LabVIEW 2023\instr.lib" when all I had to do was extract the file to "C:\Programme (x86)\National Instruments\LabVIEW 2023\instr.lib".

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