Failed to rename the specified file [RasterDataset]

Last Published: April 25, 2020

Error Message

After specifying an output raster name, the following error message may appear:

"("esriDataSourcesRaster.RasterDataset") Failed to rename the specified file"


In certain cases, using an output raster name with characters other than a letter or digit may report this error.

Functions which are known to do this include Create Raster, Cut/Fill, and Zonal Geometry.

Solution or Workaround

For output raster names, only use the letter (a-z), number (0-9), or underscore (_) characters.

It is not recommended to use other characters beyond these when naming rasters.

    Article ID:000007570

    • ArcMap 9 x
    • Legacy Products

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