hello, please i'm having little challenges exporting my metadata. when your validate, export and import options refuse to show in your description box, what could be wrong?
1. Close all arcgis applications.
2. Go to C:\Users\profile folder\AppData\Roaming\ESRI\Desktop10.2\ArcCatalog
Rename normal.gxt to normal_old.gxt
3. Open the catalog again and check if it shows the buttons.
as a workaround:
You can use geoprocessing tools to export the metadata
ArcGIS Help (10.2, 10.2.1, and 10.2.2)
Use ArcMap. Go to catalog window > right click on the dataset > item description
Hope this is helpful
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