Spatial Analyst Tools only work in gdb but not any other folders

Discussion created by Sherry67 on Apr 15, 2014
Hi there,

I tried to run spatial analysis such as "Raster Surface" -> "Contour".
If I save the output in default.gdb, the output can be generated successfully with elapsed time around 10 seconds.
If I save the output shapefile in any other folders in my hard drive, there would be nothing generated. And messages showed that the task is succeeded in 0.2 seconds.
So my problem is that I could only get results when I saved output in *.gdb but not regular folders. And there is no error messages to tell me what is wrong.
Does anyone have the same problem?

I am using:
ArcGIS 10.2 for desktop
Windows 7x64

Many thanks.