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There is no limit for My Tableau Repository its completely based on hard disk space you have available.
Usually My tableau repository uses the C Drive Space ( Default location ) , if C drive space is full then you can't save the work in tableau repository. If you want to change the tableau repository location you can change also . Kindly follow the below link
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Naveen is correct but there is a potential wrinkle.
IF your $HOME directory on Windows is mapped to a network share (which is very common), then your My Tableau Repository will ALSO be on that network share.
And a further IF: if there is a restriction on how large your network share can be, then you will potentially run into problems.
There are other performance-related issues with having your My Tableau Repository folder on a network share rather than a local disk. But there is, as Naveen says, no Tableau-imposed restriction on the size of that folder.
Further to Michael's point, Tableau Desktop may take longer to open and not all Shapes will load. This is an issue we have as our corporate policy is to have the $HOME located on a network share so no matter where you may be working (in HQ or another office location) you will always have your stuff backed-up and available. Nice idea on paper but not so good in reality, at least for a Tableau Repository. Thus I have my end users put their Tableau Repository on their computer. Keeping it locally dramatically speeds up launching Desktop and allows all of the Shape files to load.
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Yeah, that whole Shapes thing is a real pain when it's on a share. Toby, this is one of my soapbox issues with Tableau!
You can move the repository anywhere you like. The problems are:
1) The installer doesn't respect that change when you install a new version of Tableau Desktop.
2) The installer - BY DESIGN - provides no way to change the location of the repository if you script the install.
So even if you move it for your current install, you have to do it again when you upgrade.
I actually spoke to one of the installer developers in New Orleans this year - it's a conscious choice on Tableau's part to not take post-install local configuration into account. If I recall correctly, it's because the installer has to work on both Windows and Mac and accounting for all the possible use cases is very hard.
Oh man, I'm sooooo with you on the whole repository location jumble 100%. Highly frustrating for me and my power end users!
Full disclosure - I talked to that gentleman in the Starbucks line before either of us had our coffee, so no guarantees we got anything right!
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