RE: [OKGIS] Moving projects

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  • From: "Cindy Simms" <>
  • To: "Oklahoma GIS Community" <>
  • Subject: RE: [OKGIS] Moving projects
  • Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2007 16:26:38 -0600
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I’m using ArcMap 9.2


From: [] On Behalf Of Todd Fagin
Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2007 4:17 PM
To: 'Oklahoma GIS Community'
Subject: RE: [OKGIS] Moving projects


When you say projects, are you using ArcView 3.x? Or are you using ArcGIS software?


Either way, the way to do this is to set relative paths. 


f you are using ArcView 3.x, open the .apr with a text editor, such as Notepad or WordPad. Find all references to the drive and change it to a blank drive or the new drive name.  For instance, if the path is now C:\projects and you are moving it to D, change it either to \projects or D:\projects. (it’s been a while since I have done this with ArcView 3.x, so I cannot remember if the relative path needs a colon at the beginning.  Make a backup copy of your APR before doing this, to be on the safe side…)


If you are using ArcMap, select File—Map Properties.  Click the Data Source Options… button, then select the Store relative path names radial button.


The one very important caveat to this is that the file structure remains identical on the new drive.  So, for instance if you have C:\projects\shps; ensure that you maintain this on the new drive, so, for instance, D:\projects\shps


Todd Fagin


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From: [] On Behalf Of Cindy Simms
Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2007 4:09 PM
Subject: [OKGIS] Moving projects


I am moving projects from one drive to another. Does anyone know if there is a way to do this without having to re-set the data source for each shapefile?


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