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Advocate II

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!

Resident Rockstar
Resident Rockstar

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 :



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Thanks for your quick answer @AmiraBedh but I think your solution is outdated.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



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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