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Cannot open SystemIntegratorCache.sdf

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When attempting to open or to do something in SI 2016 you get the following error:


Cannot open 'C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\D-Tools\SIX\Data\SystemIntegratorCache_64.sdf'. Provider 'System.Data.SqlServerCe.3.5' not installed.
Error: InvalidOperationException (DTools.SI.ClientServices.LocalCacheManager.GetSession) (DTools.SI.Projects.DrawingAddInHelper.SetSessionAndCheckPermissions) (DTools.SI.VisioAddIn.EventSink.VisEventProc) V6.0.477.0

Source: System.Data.Linq

at System.Data.Linq.SqlClient.SqlProvider.System.Data.Linq.Provider.IProvider.Initialize(IDataServices dataServices, Object connection)
at System.Data.Linq.DataContext.Init(Object connection, MappingSource mapping)
at DTools.SI.ClientServices.LocalCacheManager.GetSession()
at DTools.SI.Projects.DrawingAddInHelper.SetSessionAndCheckPermissions(Boolean isVisio)
at DTools.SI.VisioAddIn.EventSink.VisEventProc(Int16 nEventCode, Object pSourceObj, Int32 nEventID, Int32 nEventSeqNum, Object pSubjectObj, Object vMoreInfo)

Message=Cannot open 'C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\D-Tools\SIX\Data\SystemIntegratorCache.sdf'. Provider 'System.Data.SqlServerCe.3.5' not installed.



  1. In Windows, from the Control Panel open Programs and Features.
  2. Check to see if Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 is installed (on 64-bit machines also verify that Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 x64 is installed - both should be installed on a 64-bit machine):




  1. If they are installed, uninstall them.




  1. If one or both (on a 64-bit machine) are not installed, you can install them via the links below:


Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2

Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 x64


On a 64-bit machine you must have both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 installed.

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