Failed to open Project. Method failed with unexpected error code 50

Last Published: January 29, 2024

Error Message

In ArcGIS Pro, when attempting to create a new project from a template, the following error is returned:

Failed to open Project. Method failed with unexpected error code 50.
Error code is displayed when attempting to open project template.


Security restrictions enforced by the organization’s IT administrator may interfere with access to the project location.

Solution or Workaround

Gain access to the project location

Contact the organization's IT administrator to lift the restriction to the project location.

Set the default project location in the Project location setting on the ArcGIS Pro Options tab

Ensure the project location is online and accessible.
  1. Start ArcGIS Pro.
  2. Click Settings The Settings icon at the bottom-left corner of the window, and click Options.
  3. In the Options dialog box, under Application, click General and the Set general options for ArcGIS Pro pane opens.
The Options dialog box with the Application pane open.
  1. In the Set general options for ArcGIS Pro pane, expand Create projects.
  2. Under Project location, select New projects are saved in a custom location.
The Project location window to select New projects.
  1. Click Browse...The Browse icon and navigate to the directory described below.
  1. Click OK.
  2. Check the Create a folder for the project check box, and click OK.
The Set general options for ArcGIS Pro window.
  1. Restart ArcGIS Pro. Projects can now be created using the template.

Article ID:000026929

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

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