What happened to the map document or mxd?
Map documents (mxd) are part of ArcGIS Desktop, not ArcGIS Pro. ArcGIS Pro is organized differently and has Project files (aprx), similar to the old ArcView Project files (apr).
Once you create a new ArcGIS Pro project, you can import MXDs as maps within the project.
Seems like a silly question but is it possible to open an arcpro project within desktop? or are you committed to pro once you import?
There is no way to import APRX files into ArcMap.
I didn't think so, thanks for confirming
Document file such as .mxd, .sxd, *.3dd cannot be used as usual. you have to import those file in ArcGIS Pro project. create or open your ArcGIS Pro Project (.aprx) then import your map document (.mxd).
this is the url link for common question regarding ArcGIS Pro : What's Coming in ArcGIS | Common Questions
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