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How To: Export a layer to a shapefile in ArcMap

Summary

Instructions provided describe the steps to export an ArcMap layer as a shapefile.

Procedure

 

  1. Start ArcMap and add data to the Data Frame, if needed.
  2. Right-click the layer and select Data > Export Data.
  3. Click the Browse button.
  4. Navigate to the location where you want to store the shapefile.
  5. Type a name for the new shapefile
  6. Click the Save button.
  7. Click OK.