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Error: "The selected folder is not valid because it is within the existing Tableau Repository folder structure. Specify a different folder" When Changing My Tableau Repository Folder


Published: 01 Dec 2016
Last Modified Date: 02 Dec 2016

Issue

You are unable to change the "My Tableau Repository" folder location, when attempting to do so, the the following error might occur:
"The selected folder is not valid because it is within the existing Tableau Repository folder structure. Specify a different folder."

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop 
  • Windows 

Resolution

Choose a different location to save your folder, the folder must not be in the existing "My Tableau Repository" folder.

Cause

The repository cannot be moved to a folder within the existing repository folder.
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