AnsweredAssumed Answered

installing additional language packages

Question asked by student_93 on Mar 18, 2017
Latest reply on Mar 20, 2017 by jayanta.poddar

Dear GeoNet community,


I cannot find the way how to change the language of the GUI in ArcGIS for Desktop 10.3.1 (from English to German). I have downloaded the 1 year student version with the EVA-code (in English). When I try to change the display language in ArcGIS Administrator, the following warning message appears:

(following the instractions from


So I have to download the language pack for German separately. The only ESRI site I found which includes the download links of the specific langugage packs is this one:

I tried to to download the following file: ArcGISDesktop10sp1.msp, but when I try to open it, this error message appears:


If I understand this correctly, this file is just an upgrade of the previous language pack (in German) so when I do not have the German package on my PC this file won´t help me…


Do you have any idea how to fix this problem respectively is it possible to change the GUI language after downloading the desktop version in English at all?


Thank you for your ideas.