So you have a PanelView Plus, PanelView Plus 6, or PanelView Plus 7, and want to copy a new .MER runtime file to it using a memory card or USB flash drive?

Well in today's article I'll show you step-by-step how to use the PanelView Plus Configuration Menu to do just that.

Step 1) Power on your PanelView Plus and return to the main configuration menu as shown below:

Note: If you don't know how to get back to the main configuration menu, check out my previous article on that topic:

Step 2) Now Select “Terminal Settings”:

Step 3) Next, scroll down and select “File Management”:

Step 4) Now select the Enter button:

Step 5) Next select “Copy Files”:

Step 6) Select the Enter button again:

Step 7) Now select “Copy Applications”:

Step 8) And select the Enter button:

Step 9) Now you're in the “Copy Applications” screen, and you need to chose where to copy your .MER runtime file from.

“External Storage 1” would be a memory card, while “External Storage 2” would be a USB Flash Drive.

Below you'll see both those options available as I have installed compatible devices into both ports:

Step 10) Select the location of your memory deivce and you should see a list of .MER runtime files.

NOTE: Your runtime files must be located in the following directory for the PanelView Plus to find them: “Rockwell Software\RsViewME\Runtime

Step 11) Now select the file you wish to copy to your PanelView Plus:

Step 12) And then select “Destination”:

Step 13) Next choose “Internal Storage”:

Step 14) Then choose “Copy”:

Note: The copy process can take 2 seconds to 2 minutes, depending on the size of your MER runtime file and the devices being used.

Step 15) If a file with the same name already exists on the PanelView Plus you'll be prompted to confirm if you would like to overwrite it:

Step 16) Once done, you will be returned to the “Copy Applications” screen and can select “Cancel,” then “Close” three times to return to the main menu:

For more information about which PanelView Plus models support which features, check out my previous article:

You can watch a video of the above procedure in the below video:


I hope you found this article helpful. If you have any questions please feel free to post them at


Shawn Tierney
Automation Instructor and Blogger

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Shawn Tierney

Shawn began programming as a pre-teen in the early 80's, and later earned a degree in Electronics. He worked for 25 years as Automation Specialist, passionately sharing tech tips via his newsletter, then his BBS, before launching his first website in 1999. In 2013 he relaunched his website as, and now teaches full time at

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