How does one open an ArcGIS Online webmap in ArcMap 10.1?

Discussion created by jared.allen on Oct 2, 2013
I have a free public ArcGIS online account and have created several online maps.  I have done some editing to some feature polygons in one of the online maps and would like to open the map in ArcMap 10.1 Desktop to save off the layers for back-up.  So far I have been unsuccessful on getting the map layers to open.  I always get a "Could Not Load the Specified File" Error.  I tried opening other shared web maps and get the same error. Online datasets (Add option) open fine but not maps (Open option). I have tried the "View in ArcGIS 10" option from the map's details webpage and also signed in with my account in ArcMap 10.1 Desktop and tried to add it thatway to no avail.  Is it the free account I have that is restricting me opening of already shared web maps or is it something else?  Thanks in advance.

I've gone through this but still don't understand why it won't work: http://resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.1/index.html#//00sp00000020000000