Opening Layer Package in Existing Map

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04-29-2015 09:28 AM
SheenaBerry
New Contributor II

I've created a layer package and would like to be able to add its contense to a map in ArcMap. I have tried opening it using the Add Data button but the layer file does not appear where I have saved it. However I am able to open the layer through my  computer's file directory but that creates a new map which would basically force me to start over.

Basically what I want to know is how do I open this layer package to be used in an existing map?

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SepheFox
Frequent Contributor

​Hi Sheena, what process did you use to create the layer package?

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SheenaBerry
New Contributor II

Hi Sephe,

I created it by seecting all the required layers in the table of contents and basically followed the steps in this article http://resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.1/index.html#//00s500000013000000

and selected Save package to file.

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SheenaBerry
New Contributor II

Found out how to get the layer package to open by selecting it from Folder Connections in the the Catalog window.

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SepheFox
Frequent Contributor

You should still be able to use the add data button, you just needed to add the folder connection first.​

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SheenaBerry
New Contributor II

The folder connection was there but for some reason the .lpk  file did appear when I used to add data button.

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