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Repair a Project

If a project has not been closed properly, such as during system or network outages or on poor network connections, on rare occasions the .EAP file does not re-open correctly. A message displays informing you the project is of an unknown database format or is not a database file. In such cases, you can move the project file to a local drive and repair it.

Access    Tools | Data Management | Manage .EAP File | Repair .EAP File

Repair a project that was not closed properly



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Ensure that all users are logged off the project you are attempting to repair.

General Options (page of the Options dialog)



Copy the project file to a local drive on your workstation.




In Enterprise Architect, select Tools | Options to display the Options dialog.

On the General page, deselect the Use Jet 4.0 - requires restart checkbox.




Close and restart Enterprise Architect - you do not need to open any model, including the one you are repairing.




Select the Repair .EAP File menu option, and follow the on-screen instructions.




Once you have repaired the project, it is recommended that you perform a data integrity check.

Check Project Data Integrity



Always repair projects on a local drive, never on a network drive
In the Corporate, Business and Software Engineering, System Engineering and Ultimate editions of Enterprise Architect, if security is enabled you must have Administer Database permission to repair a project

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