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Shapefile exported in QGIS cannot be opened in ArcMap?

Question asked by voaaal on May 7, 2019
Latest reply on Nov 20, 2019 by ciconia55

I export a point shapefile from QGIS 3.4 (Export -> Save Features as... -> ESRI Shapefile) and try to open it in ArcMap. However, ArcMap gives an error message "Error opening feature class". I noticed that the shapefile doesn't have all similar sub-files as other shapefiles that do open in ArcMap. Has someone noticed similar problem, and if so, has a solution for this? Either in the end of QGIS or ArcMap.


In the first image are the files that cannot be opened in ArcMap. Seems to me that all the essentials are there? In the latter image is an example of a shapefile that can be opened in ArcMap. SBN and SBX are missing from the first one, but that shouldn't be a problem for ArcMap, or is it?


I'm using ArcMap 10.5 and QGIS 3.4.4.


Shapefile which doesn't open in ArcMap: .cpg .dbf .prj .qpj .shp .shx



Shapefile that does open in ArcMap: .cpg .dbf .prj .sbn .sbx .shp .shx