Models have disappeared

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Models have disappeared

Post by mikereid » Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:57 pm

I have just opened up SmartPLS3 only to find all of the models I was working on yesterday have disappeared - nothing is there. I have no idea where the past models have been saved - is there a particular file or folder somewhere? Any help is useful at this stage.


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Re: Models have disappeared

Post by jmbecker » Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:52 am

Yes models are safed in the workspace, a folder that you can choose. If you are working on a computer that is not your own, but, for example, a university workstation. You have to make sure that the folder is in your personal directory. Otherwise it might be deleted during the workstation reset.
If the computer is your own, your should have the folder somewhere. Searching for .splsm files might help.
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