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"There was an error in the XSLT File" - Metadata View

Question asked by aachow88 on Jul 14, 2017

Hello everyone,


I am having an issue in both Arcmap 10.2.2 and ArcCatalog when trying to view metadata for featureclasses. When I click on the "Description" tab in ArcCatalog I receive the error "There was an error in the XSLT file. Configuration system failed to initialize."


I tried the following solutions:

1. Repair install of ArcGIS

2. Delete config file in C:\Users\USER\AppData\Local\ESRI\DefaultDomain_Path_eobgy3gnudg2yotqmwb0iplljsghcsqc\

3. Copied the contents of C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.2\Metadata\Stylesheets  from another user who doesn't have the issue.


My last solution would be to do a clean re-install, however, I have a lot of extensions and add-ons that are a pain to configure and I rather not perform this solution.


Any help is greatly appreciated!