Merge of features in layer package

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03-06-2021 05:09 AM
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Ruben
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Hello,

I accidentally merged some features from a layer package that i had downloaded for ArcGIS pro on desktop (this one: https://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=1b328981e4644f5a82f3ea995db92517). Since i could not undo the merge I just removed the layer package from my pc and then re-downloaded it. However, when i open the re-downloaded layer package those features are still merged. This also happens when i open a completely new project and then insert the re-downloaded layer package. Is there a way to retrieve the original layer package?

Thanks in advance,

Ruben

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jcarlson
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If you're re-downloading the file, it shouldn't retain any changes that you have made.

However, note that when you open that package, it is copying a geodatabase to your ArcGIS/Packages folder (you should see a brief loading bar that says "unpacking"). I wonder if the layer package sees that it already exists on your machine and doesn't re-copy it on future attempts.

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I tested what you describe, and my merged features persist as well. I would go into your Packages folder, delete the GDB, then re-open the layer package, and it should create a fresh copy with no changes.

- Josh Carlson
Kendall County GIS

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jcarlson
MVP Regular Contributor

If you're re-downloading the file, it shouldn't retain any changes that you have made.

However, note that when you open that package, it is copying a geodatabase to your ArcGIS/Packages folder (you should see a brief loading bar that says "unpacking"). I wonder if the layer package sees that it already exists on your machine and doesn't re-copy it on future attempts.

jcarlson_0-1615038522913.png

I tested what you describe, and my merged features persist as well. I would go into your Packages folder, delete the GDB, then re-open the layer package, and it should create a fresh copy with no changes.

- Josh Carlson
Kendall County GIS

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Ruben
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Thank you very much!

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