Toolbox Doctor for tbx files

09-01-2018 12:44 PM
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MVP Esteemed Contributor

Sometimes tbx files can become unreadable, or sometimes you are stuck with a tbx created with another version of ArcGIS -- but you don't know what version you need to open it.

It would be great if there were a Toolbox Doctor utility (like MXD Doctor) to recover, repair, or just sniff toolboxes to help the user access un-onpenable tbx files (for example, report app and version used to create the toolbox).

It doesn't have to be perfect - MXD Doctor can't always make things whole, but at least it is a huge help when things go wrong!

Possible to repair ArcGIS 10.1 Toolbox?

Report Toolbox (.tbx) version info and warning

Edit a model does not open Model Builder

Model Builder


It would even be sweeter if the tbx were in ascii so they could be edited like the old *.apr files


This is a great idea, I have fallen foul to toolbox corruption between different versions of ArcMap especially if they have a script tool which you have spent time and effort creating a well documented interface (via it's Item Description) .