Sid Files not working in catalog

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05-05-2016 01:28 PM
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I hope everyone is doing fine.

    I recently downloaded sid files to develop a raster. For some reason I am unable to view them in arc catalog nor arcmap. When I try to open up its properties I get a "Failed to open dataset error". "Invalid raster dataset. Failed to create raster layer" followed by "Could not add specified data object to the map" are the errors fo get for arcmap.

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MVP Esteemed Contributor

which mrsid type since they are both supported Supported raster dataset file formats—Help | ArcGIS for Desktop

where do you have them stored/saved that they can't be opened ... locally? on a network?

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I'm trying to work with them locally. they are .sid and .sdw files. I can see that they exist, but can't preview them.

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MVP Esteemed Contributor

And you said you can't add them to a new data frame in ArcMap?

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That is correct. I got the files through here. If it helps to recreate the isuue. 

https://njgin.state.nj.us/NJ_NJGINExplorer/IW.jsp?DLayer=NJ%202015%20Orthophotography%20MG4

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MVP Esteemed Contributor

downloaded one... you forgot to unzip the file perhaps?

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haha...im having trouble after the unzipping.

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MVP Frequent Contributor

Ditto, works wonderfully.

That is an amazing resource you have there in NJ.

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Neil what version of arcmap is that?

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Also what window OS is on ur machine?

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