Red arrow shortcut glyph on icon in Windows

Blogs, Snippets
After using the hardlink (instead of symbolic link in Link Shell Extension) I noticed this Red arrow shortcut glyph right on the source file from which I created the hardlink to other location. Strangely, Windows Explorer didn't show the hardlink indication however XYplorer showed this clearly. You may mistaken that red arrow is a shortcut but it's actually the source file. Red arrow glyph appearing on XYplorer but not in Window explorer for hardlinked source.
Read More

TestStand Execution Aborts Unexpectedly

Blogs, LabVIEW Blog
TestStand persisted data (like a watch window data) could be a reason behind such aborts or stopping of sequence unexpectedly. In my case, I tried to check function AbortAll() in the watch window and ran into an infinite loop of aborts whenever I try to pause the sequence. To add more trouble, it didn't allow me to delete it as Watch View becomes inaccessible (see greyed out below) after sequence aborts. Watch Window in TestStand is executing unexpected functions of TS-Engine To overcome this issue, the Watch expressions are persisted in the TS common app data can be edited in a simple text editor. Open TeststandPersistedOptions.opt found in below path in a notepad and remove the section as highlighted in following screenshot. C:\ProgramData\National Instruments\TestStand 2021 (32-bit)\Cfg\TeststandPersistedOptions.opt Delete the section which…
Read More

Reduce Path Lengths using System Links

Sometimes when you're working with many source files, easily the file paths can go deeper in length and causes you trouble in platforms which has path length limitations. For example, LabVIEW has only a path length of 260 characters, then it starts searching for the same file even if exists in the same location beyond the 260 char path. In such cases, it would be helpful if you can reduce the length of the path but can still maintain a single copy of source files but don't like to move around copies of source files to root directories. Solution My favorite solution for this is to use symlinks or symbolic links. The way symlinks work is pretty much like a shortcut but only that it makes some hard links to…
Read More