How To: Launch ArcMap through DOS prompt
Instructions provided describe how to launch ArcMap in a Windows command or DOS prompt.
- Start a Windows or DOS prompt by navigating to Start > Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt or Start > Run, type cmd, and click OK.
- In the DOS Prompt, type the following and press Enter:
cd C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\Bin
The above path is the default install location. Enter the appropriate path if ArcGIS Desktop was not installed to the default location.
- In the same DOS Prompt window, type the following and press enter:
- To open an ArcMap document, type arcmap.exe followed by the path and filename of an ArcMap document and press Enter. For example:
Article ID: 000008842
Software: ArcGIS - ArcEditor 9.0, 9.1 ArcGIS - ArcInfo 9.0, 9.1 ArcGIS - ArcView 9.0, 9.1