TDE File is Deleted When Re-Extracting TDE With Same Name

Published: 18 Jul 2014
Last Modified Date: 21 Jun 2018


When saving a .tde file with the same name as an existing .tde, the existing .tde file might be deleted, and the following error might occur:

Tableau Data Engine Error: 4 Invalid Command: Database: Path does not exist.



  • Tableau Desktop 8.2.0, 8.2.1, and 8.2.3
  • Extracts


Option 1

Upgrade to Tableau Desktop 8.2.3 or a later version. For more information, see Upgrading Tableau Desktop in the Tableau Knowledge Base.

Option 2

Extract the TDE with a different name.

Option 3

Extract the TDE to a different file location than the original file.
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