The Add Data button in ArcGIS Engine fails to open shapefiles if the .shp file has a file association assigned.
Last Published: October 16, 2015ArcGIS Engine
Bug ID Number
June 19, 2015
June 11, 2020
Operating System Version
7 64 Bit
The bug has been fixed. See the Version Fixed and Additional Information, if applicable, for more information.
- Uninstall and reinstall ArcGIS for Desktop, ArcGIS Engine, and ArcObjects to restore the .shp file extension associations to the original state.
- Disassociate the .shp file extension with Notepad (or any program) but this requires deleting the Windows Registry keys.