How To: Convert selected features to a shapefile in ArcMap

Summary

Instructions provided describe how to convert the selected features of a layer to a new shapefile in ArcMap by using the Export Data feature.

Procedure

Follow the steps below.

  1. Use any of the methods available in the selection menu, or use the Select Features tool to manually select the features of the layer to be converted.
    [O-Image] Select Feature button
  2. Right-click, in the Table of Contents, the name of the layer with the selected features you want to convert. Select Data and then Export Data to open the Export Data dialog box.
    [O-Image] Export Data
  3. Click Selected Features from the Export dropdown list, then click the folder to name, save the new shapefile, and click OK.
    [O-Image] Export Data Dialog

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