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I have to convert a format I haven't converted before into a shapefile. The format in my folder has files with the following extensions: .gdbtable, .gdbtablex, .spx, .gdbindexes.

I don't know where the convert .gdb to shapefile tool is _ do I have to download an extra converter? I have arcmap 10.0

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Don't touch anything in the folder, if you have Arcmap 10.0 all you need to do is add the data either using the add data button or using ArcCatalog, once inside Arcmap you just select the layer . right click data, export data select where you want it using the folder icon and in the Save as type select shapefile

I have to convert a format I haven't converted before into a shapefile. The format in my folder has files with the following extensions: .gdbtable, .gdbtablex, .spx, .gdbindexes.

I don't know where the convert .gdb to shapefile tool is _ do I have to download an extra converter? I have arcmap 10.0



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I tried to open it in arccatalog, couldnt see any of the files. I created a new geodatabase and put all of the files in the folder, was able to open the files and put them in arcmap. but some of them are blank. ANy idea of why this would be?

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I tried to open it in arccatalog, couldnt see any of the files. I created a new geodatabase and put all of the files in the folder, was able to open the files and put them in arcmap. but some of them are blank. ANy idea of why this would be?


It's probable that the original gdb was copied or moved form outside ArcCatalog at some point. Doing this can result in a copy that is missing some of the necessary gdb files Arc places in the folder. Creating a new empty gdb created that directory or prefs file, but its not tied to the data you copied into it, so it works, but won't display the data.

This is why you never do anything to a gdb folder outside of ArcCatalog.

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