Error "LastWriteTime Cannot get modification time of non-existent path " When Publishing a .twb with Tabcmd

Published: 09 Mar 2018
Last Modified Date: 21 Aug 2020


When using tabcmd to publish a .twb file that connects to a data source in a UNC path and with reference to extract file to Tableau Server, the following error might occur:
*** Unexpected response from the server: Bad request
LastWriteTime: Cannot get modification time of non-existent path '...Tableau Server\data\tabsvc\file_uploads\uploads_###\###.tmp'


  • Tableau Server 10.5.2
  • tabcmd
  • .twb file with reference to a .tde or .hyper


Option 1

As a Tableau Server Administrator, upgrade to Tableau Server 2018.1.1, 10.5.4 or a later version. For more information, see Upgrading Tableau Server in Tableau Help. 

Option 2

Publish the workbook as a .twbx instead of  a.twb. 

Option 3

  1. Publish extract data source to Tableau Server 
  2. Publish .twb (the workbook connects to published data source.) 


This behavior is related to a known issue (ID: 753045) which has been fixed in a recent release of Tableau Server. 
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