I transferred files from one computer to another just by copy/paste without using ArcCatalogue (yes, I am a beginner : ) and now the source computer is dead, so I can't do it properly anymore.
The files in the new computer are there, but GIS can't open them and the following Open Failed window appears: "Error opening feature class" and there are red exclamation marks beside my layers.
The individual files for a specific Shapefile Feature Class (.dbf, .sbn, .sbx, .shp, .shp.xml and .prj) all seem to contain the right information - for instance, I can open the .dbf files in Excel and it contains the right information. My understanding is that all files are not linked together the right way.
Is there a way to restore the integrity of the files?
Thank you very much for the help!!