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Helper I
Helper I

POWER BI DESKTOP FREE VERSION Report show blank for all pages

This is a heartattack moment!

I was working on my report yesterday. I swear I saved it and double checked it before close it. there are 5 pages in my report.

This morning when I tried to open it, all blank. Only show Page 1 as default setting.


Any one has any clue about this issue???? Where can I get my recovered back? I checked my recoveried file, same blank pages show in the report. However, all my calculations are saved in the fields and tables(including the latest ones from yesterday). So strange


Thanks in advance.

Community Support
Community Support

Hi @freshpeper   ,


Does that make sense? If so, kindly mark the proper reply as a solution to help others having the similar issue and close the case. If not, let me know and I'll try to help you further.


Best regards


Helper I
Helper I

Would like to share some evidences to show I did save it, The size shows 11,816kb, I saved last night arround 11pm EDT,

those measures what the one I added last night(I also posted another question related how to calculate these measures). the data model did not have any filter at back end.

Super User IV
Super User IV

@freshpeper , Check the version of Power BI.  I saw one update were the report does not open after the August 2020 update.

If there no version change it should open, if saved properly, or should give recover file message.

In case this new version and file did not open, log an issue -

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Thank you @amitchandak Have posted to the place you shared.

Hi @freshpeper ,


Based on my test in the latest version of Power BI Desktop,  I connect to a data source, and do some operations , for example transform data , create relationship , create measure and column, create report visuals ,,,etc, then save this pbix file, the reopened report is displayed well.


You may try to upgrade the Power BI Desktop to the latest version ,  then go to File -> Options and settings -> Options -> Diagnostics and click "enable tracing", and try to create a new .pbix file to test if this issue will occur again, if it occurs again, try to check the detailed logs in the traces folder.


Best Regards,



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