Changing the name for a project file

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06-12-2021 06:58 AM
JasonShim
New Contributor II

Hi,

Can someone show me how to change the name for a project file? For instance, I would like to change the name for "MyProject2" to something else, can I go the folder location where the .aprx file is stored, in this case is MyProject2 and change the name of the .aprx file to something else. I already have a DEM, shape files and raster datasets created under this project and am wondering if these files will be affected if I change the name of the .aprx file?

Thanks, 

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DavidPike
MVP Frequent Contributor

No not at all, you can rename that .aprx without breaking any links to your data.  Obviously if you changed the name of the folder that the .aprx is in, that would then break the source links to the data in the .aprx (which isn't really a big deal anyway to fix for a small amount of layers).

to answer your question, yes just go to the folder location and change the name of the .aprx project file (perhaps try it out by making a copy of the folder first if you're unsure).

JasonShim
New Contributor II

Thanks, David. I'll shall give it a try.

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DanPatterson
MVP Esteemed Contributor

To be on the safe side... why not use a "Save As" first

Other links to consider for other and related things

Rename project items—ArcGIS Pro | Documentation

Rename a geodatabase—ArcGIS Pro | Documentation

 


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DavidPike
MVP Frequent Contributor

From that documentation it indeed seems that your SaveAs is the suggested method.

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JasonShim
New Contributor II

Thank you, Dan!

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JasonShim
New Contributor II

Thanks for the tips, Dan.

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