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ArcMap locks raster files that are referenced in .vrt files after the .vrt file is removed from ArcMap if any other .vrt files are still open in ArcMap in certain cases.

Last Published: August 19, 2020 ArcGIS for Desktop
Bug ID Number BUG-000093566
SubmittedJanuary 15, 2016
Last ModifiedJune 5, 2024
Applies toArcGIS for Desktop
Version found10.3
Operating SystemWindows OS
Operating System Version7
StatusWill Not Be Addressed

Additional Information

We apologize that we were unable to address this issue within the current product support cycle.  If the issue continues to affect your work in a supported release, please contact Technical Support.


Remove all .vrt files from ArcMap before deleting the source rasters. Or Close ArcMap before deleting the source rasters. Or Use mosaic datasets instead of .vrt files.

Steps to Reproduce

Bug ID: BUG-000093566


  • ArcGIS for Desktop

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