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Different copies of package map files behave like one.

Question asked by fbucaram on Jul 31, 2016
Latest reply on Aug 1, 2016 by fbucaram

I have created a package file. I want to modify a copy of that packaged file but preserve the original. If I open it directly and modify it, then both package files get modified, the original and the copy.

 

  • Also:
    • They both unpack with the same name to the same folder.
    • If I erase the folder that is automatically created then all changes are erased from all package files.
    • If I use the extract tool then a new .mxd file is created and the problem is solved. They both alter only their specific package file.

 

Why is ArcGIS behaving like this? I am curious because I am learning to use it.

 

Thanks!

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