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bbfnaro Frequent Visitor
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We weren't able to restore the saved database model

Hi 

 

I created a PBI desktop project, I can open it without any issues but my colleague (who has the same version), gets the following error: 

"We weren't able to restore the saved database model"

Anyone knows why and how to fix it?

 

Thanks

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Power BI Team AlexGorev
Power BI Team

Re: We weren't able to restore the saved database model

We've just released a new February update with the fix of this issie on the Download Center and Windows Store.

 

Alex Gorev.

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bbfnaro Frequent Visitor
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"We weren't able to restore the saved database model" PBI desktop

Hi,

 

I recently created a project on PBI desktop, I can open it without any issues but when my colleague wants to do so he gets the following error: 

"We weren't able to restore the saved database model"

We both have the same PBI version. 

 

Anyone has a clue on what happens?

 

Thanks in advance

 

Basile

Microsoft v-huizhn-msft
Microsoft

Re: "We weren't able to restore the saved database model" PBI desktop

Hi @bbfnaro,

I can not reproduce your scenario, what desktop version do you use? Please uninstalling and re-installing the latest version: 2.54.4970.961, and check if it works fine.

Best Regards,
Angelia

Tze Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Re: We weren't able to restore the saved database model

I have similar issue on this, my colleague created a powerbi file, I used to be able to open in the old laptop.

Now I am given a new laptop this morning, freshly installed the new PowerBI off the website download, and I couldn't open that same file anymore. 

 

It is giving the error:" We weren't able to restore the saved database model."

 

I reinstalled a few times, but it just doesn't work.

 

Regards,

Tze 

Keith_H Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Re: We weren't able to restore the saved database model

We've just encountered the same error after updating to 2.55.5010.521 - we tracked it down to an '&' in the path name.  Moving the .pbix to a different folder opened fine, but then I moved it into a subfolder  /A&B and it failed.  So try moving the .pbix to a different path and see if that helps.

 

odoardil Regular Visitor
Regular Visitor

Re: We weren't able to restore the saved database model

Your method does work, tank you very much!

 

My problem is that my "computer name" has a "&" right inside, so everything in desktop (or dropbox, onedrive, etc.) is not working..

 

Hope it will be solved soon.

 

Best

otravers Member
Member

Re: We weren't able to restore the saved database model

This matches the conditions under which I ran into this issue.

Power BI Team AlexGorev
Power BI Team

Re: We weren't able to restore the saved database model

We are working on the fix. We hope to have a solution morning Wednesday, Feb 7th.

jordanlevine Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Re: We weren't able to restore the saved database model

Thanks, my entire network drive has an ampersand....

Microsoft varakcheev
Microsoft

Re: We weren't able to restore the saved database model

As a temp fix you can try disabling the optimized FileSave:

1. Close the PBIDesktop application
2. Control Panel>System>Advanced system settings>Environment Variables
3. User variables... New...
Variable name: PBI_fastLoadSave 
Variable value: false
4. Start PBIDesktop and try to open file

(You'll need to remove the environment variable once you install the update)

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