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In ArcMap, when a feature class is within a group layer, the Feature Class To Shapefile tool fails to convert the feature class to a shapefile with the following error:
Error: Failed to convert: [Group_Layer]\[Feature_Class]. ERROR 000210: Cannot create output [File_Path\Group_Layer\Shapefile.shp] Failed to execute (CopyFeatures).
If a group layer is used as the input feature class, the Feature Class To Shapefile tool fails to create the output shapefile because the folder used to store the shapefile is not created.
By design, the tool appends the group layer name to the file path of the output folder specified by users. As seen in the screenshot of the error message above, the file path of the output shapefile is:
C:\Users\Username\Documents\ArcGIS\Data\New Group LayerHowever, the tool fails to detect the file path to store the output shapefile because the path, with the group layer folder added, is not recognized as a valid file path.
Note: The defect logged for this issue is NIM087577.
Use one of the following workarounds below to solve the issue.
Note: Unlike the Feature Class To Shapefile tool, each output shapefile created from the group layers must be named individually with the .shp extension when using the Feature Class To Feature Class or Copy Features tool.