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Help with adding data in ArcMap

Question asked by geonetadmin on Jul 26, 2010
Latest reply on Jul 31, 2010 by Dan_Patterson
Original User: markeerb

I just recently transferred my ArcMap files to a new computer using Windows 7. My old computer was Windows XP. Of course due to the way I transferred the files and how I had them set up on my old computer, all of my data sources had to be fixed (I had to update the location of the data).

But when I went to "file", "add data", no shapefiles were available in the locations I knew they were at. When I went to the same data location using Windows explorer, they were there though. I even tried creating a new shapefile from scratch and then trying to add it to a new map with no such luck. The shapefile seemed to disappear.

Needless to say I uninstalled ArcGIS and reinstalled it and it started working again. I could see the shapefiles. Now I tried downloading an aerial photo for my map and I'm having the problem again. I cannot see the file to add it to the map. Does anyone have any clue to what's happening? Is this some error in Windows 7?