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The table cell capacity is exceeded in coding source [Files\\Follow up interviews\\Follow up 10002 CON]. Please update or uncode the source and try again.

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I am currently coding, and my colleague transfered a large NVivo-file with 24 different codes and has already coded 23 documents, and now I can't access any of the codes in the NVivo document. And the following error occures, when i try to access: 

"The table cell capacity is exceeded in coding source [Files\\Follow up interviews\\Follow up 10002 CON]. Please update or uncode the source and try again." 


Would anybody be able to help me with this problem? :)


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To try and resolve this issue, can you follow the steps below to turn on plain text nodes? To change this setting:

1) Launch NVivo
2) Go to the File menu -> Options
3) Tick the option ‘Display plain text for nodes with'
4) Click Apply
5) Click OK
6) Close down NVivo
7) Relaunch NVivo

If the problem persists, please follow the steps below. Note, taking this action will reset any customization you have set up and your 'My Recent Projects' list on the Welcome screen will be refreshed. If you use NVivo 9, 10 or 11 on the same PC these steps will also reset any customization you have setup in that program.

Next time you open NVivo 12, navigate to where your project is located and double-click on the project icon to open it. This action will place the project name back in the 'My Recent Projects' list.

1. With NVivo 12 closed, follow the steps below: 

                      i.        In the search box on the task bar (bottom left), start typing ‘Folder Options’ and click on File Explorer Options in the search results

                     ii.        In the new file explorer window that opens up, click on the View tab.

                    iii         In the Advanced settings section, under Hidden files and folders, select Show hidden files, folders and drives option and click OK

2. Navigate to the following folders:


C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\QSR_International  (If exists)

3. Within these folders, rename all folders where the name starts with NVivo.exe_Url (e.g rename to old NVivo.exe_Url).

I hope this helps.

Kind Regards,


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