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ArcGIS 10.6.1 - some .mxd can't open

Question asked by MJDenvironmental on May 13, 2019
Latest reply on Aug 14, 2019 by wcoenraatsesri-nl-esridist

On windows 10. I am receiving an error when trying to open a .mxd:


Opening the selected ArcMap document failed.

An unexpected error occurred while loading the map document.

The data frames of the map document could not be read due to the following 0x80004005 (Unspecified error)

The last successfully loaded component was:

Unknown ProgID ({00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000})

The specified file does not contain a valid ArcMap document or was saved using a newer version of ArcGIS.


Most maps seem to open fine.

  • MXD Doctor worked for some but gets the error: Source document cannot be opened as structured storage. No map document parts can be recovered.
  • I have repaired the software
  • I have renamed the map template
  • I have edited the registry name
  • Have not used a newer version


I am yet to completely uninstall-reinstall.


Any other ideas?



EDIT: I have now uninstalled & reinstalled with no improvement