Error "Could not start Hyper: Failed to start a new Hyper instance" When Opening Tableau Workbooks

Published: 07 Oct 2021
Last Modified Date: 07 Oct 2021


When opening Tableau workbooks in Tableau Desktop, the following error may occur:

Could not start Hyper: Failed to start a new Hyper instance. Context: 0x86a93465 Caused by: The Hyper server process exited during startup with exit code: 1 <...>
stderr: Unable to open log file: CreateFileW<...>
The tag present in the reparse point buffer is invalid FileListener in error state after initial rotate() Context: 0x13cead20
Unable to connect to the Tableau Data Extract server ''. Check that the server is running and that you have access privileges to the requested database.


  • Tableau Desktop
  • OneDrive
  • Windows


Use one of the following options:

Option 1

  1. Create a new folder, which is not synced with OneDrive.
  2. In Tableau Desktop, select File > Repository Location.
  3. Select the new folder that will act as the new repository location in the 'Select a Repository' dialog box..
  4. Restart Tableau Desktop so that it uses the new repository. 

Option 2

Un-select the Tableau Desktop repository folder (the default location is Documents/My Tableau Repository) in the OneDrive app for syncing. For more information on how to do so, see Choose which OneDrive folders to sync to your computer.


OneDrive sync is preventing Tableau from writing hyperd logs.
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