ERROR 001409: Failed to write to the output location

Last Published: March 25, 2022

Error Message

In ArcGIS Pro, attempts to run a geoprocessing tool in which an output file path is required, such as the Summarize Within tool or the Dissolve Boundaries tool, fail, with the following error message returned:

ERROR 001409: Failed to write to the output location.
The error message when running a tool with the output file path parameter.


Solution or Workaround

Choose one of the methods provided below.

Use a shorter file path to save the output file

When specifying the output file path for the tool, use a file path with 260 characters or less.

Uncompress the data in a file geodatabase before running it with the tool

  1. In ArcGIS Pro, search for and open the Uncompress File Geodatabase Data tool.
  2. In the Uncompress File Geodatabase Data geoprocessing pane, for Input file geodatabase data, select the data to be uncompressed.
  3. Click Run.

Article ID:000027428

  • ArcGIS Pro 2 8 x
  • ArcGIS Pro 2 7 x
  • ArcGIS Pro 2 x

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