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Get Data from Folder cannot browse other folder

Yesterday i update Power BI, Update Visual Studio, Install R and Python then today I Get data from Folder but cannot browse other folder except Desktop. 



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Hi, not sure if you still encounter this issue, but it seems like related to OneDrive



OneDrive seems to be the culprit. The workaround is to stop syncing your Desktop folder with OneDrive.


Important: Before proceeding, copy the files in those special folders to another folder or external drive. Please don’t copy them anywhere under Desktop/Documents/Pictures. This is because disabling OneDrive backup for a folder erases the local copies of the files. Copying them to a different location beforehand will ensure that you don’t need to download them again from the OneDrive cloud.


  1. Right-click the OneDrive icon in the Notification area and click Settings.

  2. Select the Backup tab, and click Manage Backup

  3. In the Manage folder backup dialog, click on the Stop backup link for "Desktop"

  4. Click Stop backup in the confirmation dialog that appears.

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@notzafia , just make sure no windows update is pending.  If that is pending install that.

Also, try once by giving the folder path.

Make sure you are on the latest version of power bi

If needed log an issue:



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