How do I clip a .lyr file?

Discussion created by afasmack on Dec 10, 2013
Latest reply on Dec 10, 2013 by slynch-esristaff
I have a .lyr file (it's an inverse distance weighting using the Geostatistical Wizard) that is laid over a .shp of a map of the US.  I would like to clip the .lyr file to the map of the US, but when I try the clip tool says that the .lyr file is not a feature layer (and that it is not the correct input parameter).  Does anyone know of a way to either convert the .lyr to a .shp (right-clicking in the TOC and trying to export the data does not work as has been suggested in other threads) or to just clip the .lyr?  I'm running ArcGIS 10.1.  Thanks!