When I try to load a shp file I get this error message: "Number of shapes does not match the number of table records". I use this data often and was wondering if there was a way I can fix it.
You need the Shapefile Repairer utility
From ArcCatalog try exporting the shape file as a new shape file.
Or create a new feature class in a database and use the schema from your existing shape file.
Then load the shape file into the new feature class and export it out of the database as a shape file.
Initial feeling is that someone may have accessed the .dbf for the shape file and removed or added a record.
or maybe you could Check Geometry and Repair Geometry
Retrieving data ...