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Uninstalling LabVIEW2009 Evaluation for Mac OSX, etc.

I downloaded LabVIEW2009 Evaluation for Mac OSX yesterday. Installed it. Created a simple data acq VI, and tried to save it. Well, the problem is that the oldest version it can save it as is v 8.0. Our lab machine (Windows XP) runs version 7.1. So, anything I develop using this is useless.


So, I want to uninstall this and revert to 7.1 for Mac OSX that we do have a license for.




1. How do I remove LabVIEW2009 Evaluation for Mac OSX (I am using Snow Leopard) ? I cannot find any script.

2. Will version 7.1 work on Snow Leopard ? 

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Hi m-s,


I think the information you're looking for can be found in this KB:


The file for 2009 is called 


Please note that no version of LabVIEW is currently supported on Snow Leopard.

Jeff | LabVIEW Software Engineer
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I think I mentioned this, but there is no /Extra folder in the dmg, and there is no uninstall shell script.


I had seen the link you provided before I made that post. The proposed solution is not relevant to LabVIEW 2009 as far as I can tell. 

Message Edited by m-s on 10-27-2009 10:27 AM
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I noticed this over here as well - this is only the case with the evaluation version. I would try using a software such as the AppCleaner to remove LabVIEW: .


This is not an officially supported method for removal of NI software. However, as you are not seeing the uninstall script, you could give this a try. 

Vivek Nath
National Instruments
Applications Engineer

Machine Vision
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Would it be possible for someone from NI support to post so that people with the evaluation version can cleanly uninstall the evaluation?
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i dont know weather MSI BLAST will help you or not.


Just try once

Somil Gautam
Think Weird
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MSI Blast being as its name suggest for MicroSoft Installer (MSI) I am pretty sure it won't help the OP who installed the LabVIEW evaluation version in Mac OS X.
Rolf Kalbermatter
DEMO, TU Delft
My Blog
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Well, you can delete the LabVIEW 2009 folder under Applications/National Instruments.


Also, you can delete the Library/Application Support/National Instruments if you want to remove all the other libraries.


Still looking into why the uninstaller is not there.

Jeff | LabVIEW Software Engineer
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You can try it out.
Jeff | LabVIEW Software Engineer
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That worked. Thanks.


It left a little cruft around in various places (like /Library/StartupItems, ~/Library/Preferences etc.) that I cleaned up manually. You do have to reboot the computer to unload the kernel modules. 

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