Change the default location of newly created toolboxes and models

Last Published: April 25, 2020


Instructions provided describe how to change the default location of newly created toolboxes and models. By default, when a new toolbox or model is created in ArcToolbox, either by way of ArcCatalog or ArcMap, it is created in the User Profile folder, C:\Documents and Settings\<User Profile>\Application Data\ESRI\ArcToolbox\My Toolboxes.


Follow these steps in either ArcMap or ArcCatalog to change the default location.

  1. Select Tools > Options.
  2. Select the Geoprocessing tab.
  3. Navigate to, or type in, the new location of the 'My Toolboxes' folder.
  4. Click OK.

Article ID:000007381

  • ArcMap 9 x

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