Displaying a Recovery File (.twbr) in Tableau Desktop

Published: 24 May 2017
Last Modified Date: 12 Feb 2018


How to find a recovery file that is created via the autosave feature in Tableau Desktop on Windows. 


  • Tableau Desktop 10.2
  • Windows 8.1


In some case, .twbr file may be invisible by default as it is hidden file . To be seen, we need to change of Windows setting below;
  1. Open the File Explorer.
  2. Navigate to the View tab.
  3. Check the "Hidden items" option.
  4. Click the "Options" icon .
  5. Navigate to the View tab of the new pop-up dialog.
  6. Uncheck "Hide protected operation system file".

Additional Information

The .twbr file is located at the following postitions
  • If the workbook has been saved before: The same location where the workbook is.
  • If the workbook has never been saved before: C:\Users\<username>\Documents\My Tableau Repository\Workbooks
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