Sid Files not working in catalog

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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I am using Windows 10 and ArcMap 10.4

download and save the file... then copy it to a folder without any spaces or weird stuff in it.  double-click on the zip file then hit the Extract option it will extract it into a folder of the image name,

crank up arcmap, hit the + add data button, navigate to the folder, add the sid and you can then add other stuff as needed

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on Win7 64bit

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New Contributor

Thanks Dan and Neil for the quick response. the problem exists in my version which is 10. Both inputs were helpful.

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