LAS files not showing up in folder

Discussion created by jls5317 on Mar 15, 2013
Latest reply on Jun 18, 2014 by MaryamTaher
Hi everyone,

I've recently downloaded ArcGIS 10.1 and was trying to add a LiDAR las file to my map.  When I go to the add file button and look for the las file it doesn't appear.  When I look for it outside of arc in windows the file exists, but is unrecognized when trying to access through add file or any other toolset I can think of within arc.

Trying to view las files on my PC has proven to be unsuccessful and was curious if anyone else has had this issue or knows how to fix this problem?

I'm running arcgis 10.1 advanced with spatial analyst and 3d analyst on a U510 Lenovo w/ windows 8. The las files are in 1.2 format, could this be the problem?

Here is a link to the files if anyone would like to test on there machine:

Hopefully nobodies solution is to switch back to win7 or wait for 10.2 to come out.

Any help would be truly appreciated.