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How do I change the location where my raster proxy files will be written?

Last Published: April 25, 2020


You can change the default location with the sample utility Advanced ArcMap Settings (AdvAMSet.exe). This tool is located under:

c:\ArcGIS\ArcEXE81\ArcObjects Developer Kit\Utilities\VBAdvancedSettingsUtility 

If the tool is not in this folder, you will need to do a custom install.

Make sure the new location is set to a writable folder with adequate disk space. Auxiliary files are fairly small, and pyramid files only contain around 8% of the original pixels of each associated dataset, but remember these pixels are stored without compression.

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  • ArcMap 8 x

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