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How To: Use the USEREXT variable to store ArcView extensions in a location other than the Ext32 folder

Summary

Steps to store a personally developed extensions in a location different from the Ext32 folder.

Procedure

  1. In a text editor, open your startup script (no extension) located under Esri > Av_gis30 > ArcView > Etc.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the file.
  3. Add the following line of code:

    Code:
    System.SetEnvVar("USEREXT", "d:\")


    Note:
    You can replace "d:\" with the location where you want to store your own extensions.

  4. Copy your extension files to the location you defined in the previous step.

    Note:
    The extensions you place in this new location will be listed in ArcView at the bottom of File > Extensions, and not alphabetized with the ones located in your Ext32 folder.

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