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Information Design Tool - all local projects disappeared

Hi,

Have bo4 idt and when logged in no longer see the local projects, sessions etc we had set up.

What causes this?

Assume it looks in a certain location for waht is displated whe login - the local projects .unx etc all still exists on local disk - just the local porject folders no longer swhoing in idt.

Thanks

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  • May 01, 2017 at 12:26 PM

    bimodeler_14 folder might be missing or corrupted in your users folder. c:\users\<yourname>\.businessobjects\

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    May 01, 2017 at 02:01 PM

    Thanks for reply.

    What in idt controls where it looks for this.

    Before I believe it was defaulting to \\myDocuments\.... rather than C

    I haven't changed anything but noticed when looks to create a new local project defaulting to c now.

    Possibly some windows change been made which unaware of but if could specify the default area it looks for this bimodeler_14 folder could then control this and it woudl pick up the previously defined local projects.

    Do you know if this is possible and where this is set?

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  • May 01, 2017 at 08:15 PM

    This is i have noticed couple of times but i did not find any sap note for this issue.For projects default location is C:/Users/username/.businessobjects/bimodeler_14.

    If projects are disappread then still you can open old universes instances from IDT-> File -> Open Projects -> Select Root Directory -> Retrieve Projects from old bimodler_14 directory

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  • May 02, 2017 at 12:41 PM

    Check your c: drive to see if there is another bimodeler_14 directory with more recent files.

    The location that IDT looks in is specified in:

    C:\Program Files (x86)\SAP BusinessObjects\SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0\Information Design Tool\configuration\config.ini

    The osgi.ocnfiguration.area and osgi.instance.area specify the location, and by default are:

    osgi.configuration.area=@user.home/.businessobjects/bimodeler_14/config
    osgi.instance.area=@user.home/.businessobjects/bimodeler_14/workspace

    The "@user.home" placeholder is replaced with the "user.home" variable in Java. There are some quirks with this, but by default it is:

    c:\users\xxx
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    Jun 05, 2017 at 02:31 PM

    Thanks all for advice - sorry for delay in replying not getting auto-emails when answer provided.

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