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Transferring Trimble Data Files to ArcGIS

Question asked by podanyn9 on Feb 6, 2018

Hi All,


I have a Trimble Geo7x I dont use too often. In the past, I was able to move data files from the Trimble to arcGIS rather easily. However, I recently tried without success. 


I used to go into my Trimble, keep the project in wgs 1984, write the datafile to a shapefile and store it in a folder. Then I would simply plug my USB in, copy and paste the shape file to my harddrive (unfortunately drag and drop doesn't work) and add the shapefile to an arc project.


When I tried this workflow yesterday, I am prompted with the error "Error opening feature class" and then a warning, "Could not add the specified data object to the map".


I know some people use pathfinder, but I want to do it without using it. Also, I am using arc 10.5.


Any and all help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!