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Error: ArcCatalog.exe has generated errors and will be closed by Windows

Error Message

ArcCatalog fails to start and returns the following error:

"ArcCatalog.exe has generated errors and will be closed by Windows. You will need to restart the program. An error log is being created."

Cause

This is a known issue.

Solution or Workaround

Delete the normal.gxt and ArcCatalog.gx file. These files will be re-created the next time ArcCatalog is started.

  • Windows 2000 and XP:

    Code:
    C:\documents and settings\<YOURLOGIN>\Application Data\ESRI\ArcCatalog

  • Windows NT:

    Code:
    C:\WINNT\Profiles\<YOURLOGIN>\Application Data\ESRI\ArcCatalog.

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