why does "Output Location" not show existing files?

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05-14-2020 07:46 AM
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New Contributor III

why does "Output Location" not show existing files? 

using Pro 2.5

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"Output Location" not show existing files

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JonahLay
Esri Contributor

Hello,

You are prompted to specify a location where your output feature class will be created. The location can either be a geodatabase or folder. The Output Location window does not show existing files because files are not valid locations for your output.

See the following for more information: Feature Class to Feature Class—Conversion toolbox | Documentation 

Best,

Jonah

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PRuss
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New Contributor III

Pro is intentionally only showing existing  GDBs or folders in the Output Location window?

if so, why?

This creates extra steps (opening Windows Explorer to see all existing files) when exporting to other formats (like shp) besides GDBs or folders.

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JonahLay
Esri Contributor

This is an intention design, likely for the sake of simplicity. If you would to recommend a change, feel free to submit a request here: ArcGIS Ideas 

Thanks,

Jonah

PRuss
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New Contributor III

remarkable this has not already been added to Ideas... I added it today: https://community.esri.com/ideas/18454 

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