Copying .APRX in File Explorer — Copy supporting files and folders too?

04-02-2024 05:35 PM
Notable Contributor

ArcGIS Pro 3.2.2; Oracle 18c 10.7.1 EGDB:

In Windows File Explorer, I want to copy a ArcGIS Pro Project/APRX to a different folder on the network.

It looks like there are supporting files/folders in the existing .APRX’s folder that were automatically created by ArcGIS Pro when the original APRX was created. Should I copy those supporting files/folders to the new folder too?

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Esri Notable Contributor

I would recommend creating a project package using the workflow here to move to a different folder on the network.  As referenced in the Help documentation - "Enterprise database data, UNC path data, styles, and connections in your map are referenced rather than copied to the project package."

New Contributor III

As far as I know, the "saving as" option to another folder would be the best idea in this case.

Esri Notable Contributor

True.  That would work but the new *.aprx would reference all the Pro project folder information stored with the original project folder.  If that's not an issue, you could certainly do the "save as" option.