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Bug: Cannot view the metadata for unpacked raster mosaic datasets

Description

The metadata for unpacked raster mosaic datasets cannot be viewed in ArcCatalog.

The following text is displayed when the 'Description' tab is clicked:

"The item's XML contains errors."

Cause

This is a known issue.

Workaround

Use the Consolidate Layer geoprocessing tool located in ArcToolbox > Data Management > Package to create the data and layer file into a single folder.

Use a third-party program to compress the new folder and data for sharing.