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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