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FireFighter1017
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Recovered files popup don't show up anymore

My computer crashed yesterday and I was hoping I could recover the files I was working on, but the recovered files poopup didn't show up.

I can see the receovered files in my recovery folder but I don't know how to get them back.

a whole day of work is lost.

 

Please help!

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AmiraBedh
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It might be a bug with the version of PBI you have.

Try to check them in this path : 

C:\Users\----your user name ----\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Power BI Desktop\TempSaves\

 

Or : 

 

  1. Open Power BI Desktop instead of double-clicking the the corrupted pbix file's location
  2. Click File -> Open -> Select the corrupted pbix file
  3. You will see a yellow ribbon saying “open in autorecovery mode..” Click on it and the file will open with the version before it got corrupted

Here is an old thread : https://community.fabric.microsoft.com/t5/Desktop/File-recovery/m-p/58711

 

 


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Thanks for your quick answer @AmiraBedh but I think your solution is outdated.

The path you have given no longer exists in the latest Power BI Desktop App version : 2.126.1261.0 64-bit (February 2024)

It is now c:\Users\...\Microsoft\Power BI Desktop Store App\TempSaves

And none of the files stored there are auto-recovery files I have used lately.

 

The only file that is close enough to the file I was working on is located in the AutoRecovery folder with a ".lock" extension which gives an error if I change the extension and try to open it with Power BI Desktop app.

 

I found out the auto-recovery feature had the first option disabled:

FireFighter1017_0-1710944497099.png

 

But that didn't prevent recovery files notification to popup whenever my app crashed.

 

Have you tried to Right click the file and click "Restore previous version" ?


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