cannot export a layer file to a shapefile

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05-15-2018 01:45 AM
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New Contributor III

I m using ArcGIS 10.4.1 and i'm facing the following issue; I have create a group of many shapefiles, right clicking the group i couldnt find any  "data" option so i created a lyr file,

but even then in the lyr file there is no "data"  option.

Any ideas for that?

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MVP Esteemed Contributor

A group of shapefiles?

Perhaps you want to use the Merge tool in Arctoolbox to produce one output file.

A group layer in the table of contents is simply a way of organizing associated data, but it doesn't do any combining/merging or appending.  This is a separate process

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MVP Esteemed Contributor

A group of shapefiles?

Perhaps you want to use the Merge tool in Arctoolbox to produce one output file.

A group layer in the table of contents is simply a way of organizing associated data, but it doesn't do any combining/merging or appending.  This is a separate process

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Frequent Contributor II

You cannot export files to shapefiles by selecting the group.

Use the Feature Class to Shapefile tool.

that will allow you to export a large number of shape files at one time.

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Regular Contributor II

What is the final result that you want to have?

and Why do you want to export group rather than one by one?

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