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File contains corrupted data

Hi

 

Previously, PowerBI Desktop was working very smoothly.

Today, when I stared the application, I got this message "File contains corrupted data". I googled for the reason and got that this is due to using customized chart. Indeed, Yesterday I was learning how to use custom map chart.

 

My problem is that I could not find a solution for this Issue; I tried to repair even reinstall the application but it did not work.

 

Your assistance is highly appreciated.


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Re: File contains corrupted data

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Hi @azitony,

 

1. Please delete your desktop firstly.

 

2. Delete the Cache and CEF folders in the paths as below.

 

C:\Users\username\Microsoft\Power BI Desktop Store App

C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Power BI Desktop

 

3. Reinstall your Power BI desktop and try again.

 

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Regards,

Frank

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Community Support Team
Posts: 1,485
Registered: ‎07-10-2018

Re: File contains corrupted data

[ Edited ]

Hi @azitony,

 

1. Please delete your desktop firstly.

 

2. Delete the Cache and CEF folders in the paths as below.

 

C:\Users\username\Microsoft\Power BI Desktop Store App

C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Power BI Desktop

 

3. Reinstall your Power BI desktop and try again.

 

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Regards,

Frank

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Re: File contains corrupted data

Dear @v-frfei-msft

 

Thank you for your reply.

 

The first folder "C:\Users\username\Microsoft\Power BI Desktop Store App" wasn't exicst on my PC.

 

I deleted the mentioned folders from the scond one and power BI worked.

 

But when I added shape map again and restarted the program, the Issue returned.

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team
Posts: 1,485
Registered: ‎07-10-2018

Re: File contains corrupted data

Hi @azitony,

 

Could you find the paths then?

 

C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Power BI

C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Power BI Desktop

 

Then delete all the folders in the both paths and reinstall the Power BI desktop.

 

Regards,

Frank

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Re: File contains corrupted data

Great worked for me.

 

Of note you do have to rename the path names "username" with your username for example C:\Users\JOEBLOGGS\Microsoft\Power BI Desktop Store App

 

Ian

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Re: File contains corrupted data

Dear @iandpike

 

I changed the username to mine, and when I reinstalled the program, it worked fine.

 

The problem is once I activate shape map visual, PowerBI request for a restart to the program, after the restart, I receive the same error message.

 

Have I done anything wrong and can I do anything solve this issue.

 

Best regards,

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Re: File contains corrupted data

Hi

 

Sorry, my issue seemed the same, but reinstalled app based on above when I was getting the corrupt file message and now working okay.

 

Not seen the issue with the map, only my Power BI Desktop (via Store) and thats working okay now.

 

Ian

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Registered: ‎11-06-2017

Re: File contains corrupted data

Hi @v-frfei-msft,

 

When i upgraded the pbi desktop this month, this issue occured to me. I tried to delete the folders you mentioned and reinstalled pbi desktop, but it not work. What shall I do to fix it?

 

Best Regards,