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haizman Frequent Visitor
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Unable to open document

I am having the following error box show up when I open some of my Power BI desktop files.

 

2018-02-07 09_04_35-.png

 

When I was using the January 2018 update it was not giving me this error. As soon as I updated to the Februrary 2018 update this started happening on only some of the files. I suspect the update is the culprit, but can't prove it. All of my files use data from SQL, some have large, complex data sets others have only a couple of tables.

 

I have tried the following solutions:

  1. Clearing out the auto recovery folder (it's empty)
  2. Uninstalling, restarting my computer, and reinstalling
  3. Downloading the .pbix file from Power BI service

None of these have worked. So if someone has a solution that would be tremendous. Short of that I'm hoping someone has an install file for the January 2018 release so I can try installing that and seeing if the update is really what caused my problem.

 

Thanks in advance for your help!

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haizman Frequent Visitor
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Re: Unable to open document

After some research it appears that the solution is special characters in the file name:

 

https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Issues/Unable-to-open-PBIX-models-after-Desktop-February-update/idi...

 

 

Remove special characters and open perfectly. Apparently another update is coming today!

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haizman Frequent Visitor
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Re: Unable to open document

After some research it appears that the solution is special characters in the file name:

 

https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Issues/Unable-to-open-PBIX-models-after-Desktop-February-update/idi...

 

 

Remove special characters and open perfectly. Apparently another update is coming today!