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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, follow the steps below:



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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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