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Multiple "My Tableau Repository" folders created with Tableau Desktop


Published: 12 Oct 2016
Last Modified Date: 11 Aug 2017

Issue

When installing a new version of Tableau Desktop, a new instance of "My Tableau Repository" is created. 

Environment

Tableau Desktop

Resolution

Make sure that the "My Tableau Repository" folder has its default name ("My Tableau Repository"), and resides in the default location.
  • Windows:

    .../My Documents/My Tableau Repository

  • Mac:

    .../Documents/My Tableau Repository

Cause

Tableau Desktop will automatically install My Tableau Repository in the default location. If  a folder named "My Tableau Repository" does not exist in the default location, it will be created.
This means that a new My Tableau Repository folder is created if the repository folder has been renamed, or moved elsewhere.
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