ArcCatalog Search for Feature Classes

Idea created by rborchert on Apr 10, 2015
    • lygismav
    • kgjeruldsen70
    • rborchert
    • Dizcinger
    • HasseC
    Similar Idea to a Windows search of your hard drive.  This would be built into Catalog such that you could select a folder or hard drive and it will search all folders and subfolders for ShapeFiles and Feature Classes in file and personal geodatabases.

    Say I have a feature I created for a specific task called SearchToolExplained and it resides in a database or as a shapefile in a folder and I cannot remember where I put it.  I could then in ArcCatalog search for SearchToolExplained and it would then search all Shapefiles and databases and find all instances of that Feature Class.