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Add contents of a folder with 'Add Data from Path'

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11-21-2022 08:58 AM
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wayfaringrob
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I use ArcCatalog for data browsing purposes, and to get data into Pro, I make heavy use of the Add Data from Path feature. I can easily copy the item's path from ArcCatalog's address bar and paste it into Pro. This works pretty well for one-off feature classes, gdbs, or shapefiles, but sometimes I want to add an entire folder, and it's not so easy to do. I either have to go in through Pro's catalog or copy the path for each individual layer/table. I would really like if Pro would just add the contents of a folder - whatever file types within are supported by GIS. I'm okay if it throws an error for non-GIS filetypes, but in cases like this, just add all the .shps to my map...

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...instead of throwing this error.

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It would also come in hand if you've found something using File Explorer, or if someone sends you a direct link to a folder. Copy, paste, done.