How To: Determine the Working Directory of a damaged ArcView project
Knowing the location of a project's Working Directory can be helpful in troubleshooting a project that will not open.
- Open the damaged .apr file in a text editor, such as Notepad or WordPad. You may need to set 'Files of type' to 'All Files' in the Open dialog box in order to see .apr files.
- Search the document for the string WorkDir. You should see a number associated with the WorkDir, write this number down. For exmaple:
- Starting at the top of the file, search for the number you found above. For example, 848 find something like this:
- A few lines down you should see the path to the project's Working Directory. For example:
Article ID: 000004675
Software: ArcView GIS 3.0, 3.0a, 3.0b, 3.1, 3.2, 3.2a