UIR File Extension

UIR file icon
LabWindows User Interface Resource
  • Developer
    National Instruments Corporation
  • Category
  • Popularity
    3.6 (5 votes)

What is UIR file?

Full format name of files that use UIR extension is LabWindows User Interface Resource. National Instruments Corporation defined the LabWindows User Interface Resource format standard. Files with UIR extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. UIR file belongs to the Misc Files category just like 4339 other filename extensions listed in our database. The software recommended for managing UIR files is LabWindows. On the official website of National Instruments Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theLabWindows software, but also about UIR and other supported file formats.

Programs which support UIR file extension

The following listing features UIR-compatible programs. UIR files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support UIR file

Windows Windows

How to open file with UIR extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening UIR files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to LabWindows User Interface Resource files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with UIR files.

Step 1. Download and install LabWindows

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening UIR files is that no program that can handle UIR files is installed on user’s system. To address this issue, go to the LabWindows developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit LabWindows website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of LabWindows and update if needed

If the problems with opening UIR files still occur even after installing LabWindows, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of LabWindows is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of LabWindows installed, it may not support UIR format. The latest version of LabWindows should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate LabWindows User Interface Resource files with LabWindows

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate UIR files with latest version of LabWindows you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the UIR file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where LabWindows is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open UIR files and clicking OK.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with UIR extension, select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select LabWindows and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with UIR extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Ensure that the UIR file is complete and free of errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the UIR file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. The UIR may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the UIR is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the UIR file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the UIR file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the UIR file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the LabWindows User Interface Resource file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle LabWindows

If the systems has insufficient resources to open UIR files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with LabWindows User Interface Resource files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with UIR files affecting older versions of given software.

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