We have several projects within a project folder that do not appear in project manager. Going through explorer, they do still exist, but have disappeared from the project manager folder tree. This is an issue for everyone on the network.
Hi Aaron. Is the situation that all projects after a certain project (alphabetically) are missing?
Yes. Numerically since that's what we name our projects, but yes.
Hi Aaron,Deleing or renaming the AppData folder would be the first thing I would try.Regards,Sarvesh KulkarniProduct Engineer - Bentley Systems
All users have done that already. Little background: we had a crash of sorts affect all users late last week, after troubleshooting it appeared that our 'project options profile:' XML file was corrupt. Before fixing the XML file, most users cleared the app data. After restoring that to a previous version, everyone was up and running, but this missing projects bug surfaced. Being that we had 4 missing files, we copied two of the projects to another folder per other forum recommendation. These 2 projects were visible in the new folder. Now the old folder still has the 4 projects missing, and the new folder is inaccessible completely.
Aaron, I was in the process of reproducing missing projects by making the contents of the ProjectOptions.xml file in one of the project folders incomplete. This indeed results in that project and all projects that follow alphanumerically going missing in Project Manager. I would either temporarily move the folder for the first missing project as a test or replace its ProjectOptions.xml file with a known good ProjectOptions.xml file from a project with the same settings.
I suspect the reason that the projects in the new folder are inaccessible is because you copied the project folders instead of moving them. I think the software tries to prevent the situation where users can work on both instances of the project folder because both would reference the same data in the database, which can lead to discrepancies.
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