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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 unrecognized 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

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Configure > Model > Check Integrity > Manage .EAP File > Repair .EAP File

Repair a project that was not closed properly

Step

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1

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

2

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

3

In Enterprise Architect, select 'Start > Workspace > Preferences' to display the 'Preferences' dialog.

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

General Options

4

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

5

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

6

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

Check Project Data Integrity

Notes

  • Always repair projects on a local drive, never on a network drive
  • The 'Compact a Project' option can also repair corrupt .eap files
  • 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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