when renaming features, fields disappear in attribute table.

Discussion created by janicooper on Nov 15, 2013
Latest reply on Nov 18, 2013 by janicooper
Hello all,

I've discovered something weird in ARcMap 9.3 that I can't seem to figure out. I copy a blank template feature, which has all of the correct fields, into my project folder.  When I rename the copied feature .shp to something more specific and load it into my map, all of the fields have disappeared.  I did a test to see if for some reason because I copied it, it deleted the fields.  However, that wasn't the case because it loaded just fine into my map.  Only after I rename it does it delete all of the existing fields.  Any help would be most appreciated.  Thanks in advance.