I have a remote user who can't connect to a file geodatabase he downloaded (FTP) from another agency. The fgdb is 66 GB so he can't send it to me. When he tries to open it in ArcGIS 9.3 he gets a "Failed to connection to databse" error. Is there a way we can tell if the fgdb is version 10 without version 10 desktop?
I just used 9.3.1sp2 and 10.0sp1 to create empty file geodatabases, and the directory contents are very different (10.0 has nearly double the number of files, most of them with a ".atx" suffix). What does a 'dir/t' of the *.gdb directory show? Even if the layout is nominally 9.3, it's still very possible that FTP transfer could have corrupted the binary files with ASCII translation or a transient transmission error. - V