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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 open correctly. A message displays informing you the project is of an unknown database format or is not a database file.

You can repair the project; however, never attempt to repair a project over a network connection; copy it to a local drive first.

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

How to

To 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.




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




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 and open a copy of the project you intend to repair as a place holder project, to enable access to the Repair .EAP File facility.




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


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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