Importing a large file into ArcGIS

Discussion created by katiem1 on Apr 14, 2014
Latest reply on Apr 14, 2014 by mark909
Hi All,

So I have an extremely large file that I need to import into ArcGIS. It is a 7gb tiff file, which is a DEM. I have tried compressing to a  7z file which I now realise you can't open in GIS anyway. Does anybody have an ideas on how I can make the file smaller to be able to import it? I am on university servers which doesn't help!