Saving Extracts to a Different Drive

Published: 29 May 2013
Last Modified Date: 12 Dec 2019


How to save extracts to a drive other than the Tableau Server installation drive. In other words, how to set a custom location for data extracts in Tableau Server.


  • Tableau Server
  • Extracts


It is not possible to save extracts to a separate drive from the one where Tableau Server is installed. The installation drive is the only location that can accept the extract data due to the Data Engine process that it utilizes.

Additional Information

The extract folder can be found at the following locations: 
  • Default installation: C:\ProgramData\Tableau\Tableau Server\data\tabsvc\dataengine\extract
  • Non-default installation: <installation folder>\data\tabsvc\dataengine\extract
For more information about this topic, please see Change default location of Extracts on Tableau Server in the Tableau Community Forums. 

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