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The Compact (Data Management) tool returns the error "99999" when run on a personal geodatabase with the background geoprocessing enabled and recent edits are made (standard, non-64 bit background geoprocessing).

Last Published: June 16, 2015 ArcGIS for Desktop
Bug ID Number BUG-000088198
SubmittedJune 8, 2015
Last ModifiedOctober 26, 2023
Applies toArcGIS for Desktop
Version found10.3.1
Operating SystemWindows OS
Operating System Version7 64 Bit
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. Note that ArcGIS 10.8.2 is the current release of ArcGIS Desktop and will enter Mature Support in March 2024 ( There are no plans to release an ArcGIS Desktop 10.9, and we recommend that you migrate to ArcGIS Pro. See Migrate from ArcMap to ArcGIS Pro ( for more information.


Disable the background geoprocessing.

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Bug ID: BUG-000088198


  • ArcGIS for Desktop

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