ArcGIS Pro fails to connect to the “root” hard drive (D partition),

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06-06-2015 12:15 PM
GeomolgPortal
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ArcGIS Pro fails to connect to the “root” hard drive (D partition),

I couldn’t figure out why the ArcGIS Pro fails to connect to the “root” hard drive (D partition) the same way the ArcMap does.

What might be the issue here?

Thank you

Best

Jamal

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SepheFox
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Oh ok, this is not possible in ArcGIS Pro. In fact, the help file states "ArcGIS Pro does not support adding folder connections to the project that access the root node of any disk, for example, C:\ or D:\."

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SepheFox
Frequent Contributor

Hey Jamal, I'm not really understanding the question. Your screenshot seems to show ArcGIS Pro connected to the D drive.

JamalNUMAN
Esteemed Contributor

Sorry for the confusion.

The screenshot below shows that the ArcMap can be connected to the ROOT partition “D”.

This appears not to be possible in ArcGIS Pro. Connecting to the ROOT partition “D” is impossible.

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Could you please show in a screenshot that the ArcGIS Pro can connect to the a ROOT partition?

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Jamal Numan
Geomolg Geoportal for Spatial Information
Ramallah, West Bank, Palestine
SepheFox
Frequent Contributor

Oh ok, this is not possible in ArcGIS Pro. In fact, the help file states "ArcGIS Pro does not support adding folder connections to the project that access the root node of any disk, for example, C:\ or D:\."

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JamalNUMAN
Esteemed Contributor

I hope that this incapability will be enhanced in the upcoming releases. All the time we need to know where is our data stored in the hard drive. It is very inconvenient that the ArcGIS Pro is not able to display the root drive as it used to do in the ArcGIS Desktop.

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Jamal Numan
Geomolg Geoportal for Spatial Information
Ramallah, West Bank, Palestine
DanPatterson_Retired
MVP Esteemed Contributor
JamalNUMAN
Esteemed Contributor

Unfortunately!

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Jamal Numan
Geomolg Geoportal for Spatial Information
Ramallah, West Bank, Palestine
DanPatterson_Retired
MVP Esteemed Contributor

Put in a request...

David
by Esri Contributor
Esri Contributor

Any idea why this isn't supported?

DanPatterson_Retired
MVP Esteemed Contributor

David ... no reason given... Connect to a folder—ArcGIS Pro | ArcGIS for Desktop

by design... but you could ask around internally to see if there is a reason, other than it just isn't a good idea and guessing wildly... pro wants to make folders relative to the project itself...which is pretty hard if tthe project is in the root