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I Lost Custom .mnu Files when Moving a LabVIEW Project

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Hello:

 

I am moving this huge project from LabVIEW 2014 to LabVIEW 2020 and I am missing mnu file on the new LabVIEW 2020 Host PC. e.g: The main VI now just shows the Default LabVIEW runtime. My big Custom Menu Hierarchy is gone!

 

I used both the 'Zip' Method and the 'Source Distribution' compile method to collect VUs for moving over.

 

So where do these VI Custom mnu files get saved?

 

When I built the VI custom mnu I never really paid attention to where the mnu was being saved. It just worked!

 

Anthony

 

 

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Hello:

 

I am moving this huge project from LabVIEW 2014 to LabVIEW 2020 and I am missing mnu file on the new LabVIEW 2020 Host PC. e.g: The main VI now just shows the Default LabVIEW runtime. My big Custom Menu Hierarchy is gone!

 

I used both the 'Zip' Method and the 'Source Distribution' compile method to collect VUs for moving over.

 

So where do these VI Custom mnu files get saved?

 

When I built the VI custom mnu I never really paid attention to where the mnu was being saved. It just worked!

 

Anthony

 

 


Does the .mnu file show up in project explorer?  I've found that if you move your project, you have to re-establish the link to it, even if it is still listed in the project explorer.  You'll have to go through the steps of creating a new custom menu, then when the menu dialog comes up, load your custom file.

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True:

 

The LabVIEW menu has a FILE >> Save-As'  item, that allows you to locate the .rtm file. And it is true that moving this file with the respective VI will not guarantee that the menu will open until you re-link the MENU file again via:

 

File >> OPEN,  then re-select that same menu *.rtm file.

 

Anthony L.

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True:

 

The LabVIEW menu has a FILE >> Save-As'  item, that allows you to locate the .rtm file. And it is true that moving this file with the respective VI will not guarantee that the menu will open until you re-link the MENU file again via:

 

File >> OPEN,  then re-select that same menu *.rtm file.

 

Anthony L.


That's pretty ugly, isn't it?  You shouldn't have to re-establish the link.

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