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Problem: Projection files (PRJ) do not display in the Coordinate System folders

Description

Projection files, which should be listed in the Coordinate Systems directory, do not display in the following locations:

ArcToolBox Define Projection Tool
ArcToolBox Project Tool

ArcMap > Display XY Data > Edit button > Select

ArcMap > Data Frame Properties > Coordinate System tab > Predefined folder

Cause

The check box labeled 'Coordinate Systems' located in ArcCatalog > Tools > Options > General tab, in the lower window has been unchecked.

Solution or Workaround

  1. Open ArcCatalog > Tools > Options > General tab.
  2. In the lower window on the General tab, check the box labeled 'Coordinate Systems'.

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