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If FME is installed along with ArcGIS Data Interoperability and ArcGIS for Desktop, and all FME licenses are checked out, ArcMap does not start up even if FME and Data Interoperability are disabled.

Last Published: August 19, 2020 ArcGIS for Desktop
Bug ID Number BUG-000086014
SubmittedMarch 11, 2015
Last ModifiedNovember 24, 2020
Applies toArcGIS for Desktop
Version found10.2
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.


The quick fix is to use FME's Integration Console to un-extend ArcGIS. a page describing the issue is available on the Safe website at:'

Steps to Reproduce

Bug ID: BUG-000086014


  • ArcGIS for Desktop

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