Can you give an alias to folder connections/favorites?

11-25-2019 01:09 PM
New Contributor III


Setting up my ArcPro environment, I added all of the commonly used Toolboxes, geodatabases, styles, folders, locators and favorites to my aprx file.  For most (all?) of these items, their alias in the ArcPro Catalog menu only displays the folder/geodatabase name, no file path.  This results in the two copies of our primary geodatabase, one on our internal drive and the other in another drive for people outside of department, displaying as identical names in the favorites folder "GDBCityofWindsor.gdb".

Thinking it functioned like file explorer favorites (Quick access in windows 10) I renamed the GDBs to reflect the drive they came from.  However I was very surprised when what I actually renamed was the GDBs directly and not an alias!

Is there a setting to allow the changing of the alias' of favorites? or maybe adding an option revert it back to the way it was in ArcCatalog? with the full file paths?

At least for now I have a hover-over that gives me the full file path.

0 Kudos
2 Replies
Esri Contributor

Hi Eric,

Thanks for posting on GeoNet! Unfortunately, this functionality currently isn't available. However, it has been highly requested and is in the product plan. I'd recommend following the enhancement here for any updates: Hope it helps!


0 Kudos
New Contributor III

Hi Eric, 

This is available now, I tried it out and the alias option does not rename the folder for all users. Happy Days!



0 Kudos