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The Add Data button in ArcGIS Engine fails to open shapefiles if the .shp file has a file association assigned.

Last Published: October 16, 2015 ArcGIS Engine
Bug ID Number BUG-000088530
SubmittedJune 19, 2015
Last ModifiedJune 11, 2020
Applies toArcGIS Engine
Version found10.1
Operating SystemWindows
Operating System Version7 64 Bit
Version Fixed10.4.0


- 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.

Steps to Reproduce

Bug ID: BUG-000088530


  • ArcGIS Engine

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