Turn metadata synchronizers on and off


Instructions provided describe how to turn metadata synchronizers on and off using the Set Working Synchronizers command. This command is provided with ArcCatalog, but does not appear on the Metadata toolbar by default. Add it to the Metadata toolbar from the Customize dialog box.


  1. If the Metadata toolbar is not visible in ArcCatalog, click the View menu, navigate to Toolbars, and check Metadata.
  2. Click the Tools menu and click Customize.
  3. Click the Commands tab.
  4. Click Metadata in the Categories list on the left.
  5. Click the Set Working Synchronizers command in the Commands list on the right.
  6. Drag the command to any location on the Metadata toolbar and drop it.
  7. Click Close in the Customize dialog box.
  8. Click the Set Working Synchronizers button.
  9. Check the metadata synchronizers to use.
  10. Uncheck the unwanted metadata synchronizers.
  11. Click OK in the Set Working Synchronizers dialog box.

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  • ArcMap 9 x
  • ArcMap 8 x

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