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Arc Keeps Crashing When I Save

02-12-2016 04:56 PM
New Contributor

Hi all,

I am getting a serious application error whenever I try to save my .mxd and it immediately crashes.  I have tried the "Save As" and that doesn't work either.  I the tried to delete the .mxt file, and that doesn't work.  When I go to ArcCatalog in my file structure I can find the .mxd but it is blank.  What can be hanging it up? All comments will be tried.

Need help

Chad Cochran

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New Contributor II


You're gonna need to provide some system information. What version of ArcMap is installed? Are you running Windows 7, 8, 10...? Have you tried saving a different mxd? If your data is in a gdb try loading a shapefile and saving. Or try saving to a different location. Maybe try running mxd doctor, Using the MXD Doctor utility—Help | ArcGIS for Desktop

I hope this helps,


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