OK .. so I tell my students not to add spaces nor exceed length of folder more than 13 characters given we'll work with spatial analyst at some point.. so my map package generated 'extracts' data into a folder that (for me) was originally 9 characters (GIS221003) into a folder that is .. well, too bloody many characters (GIS221003_45C09209-B8D2-439D-AA58-5BFC414B5162) to count. How can we avoid this rather than giving the students another chapter on relative path names and renaming folders?
I'd like the mappackage to simply extract the data to a folder with the same characters / name as before. Any suggestions? Thanks!!