Import Metadata tool crashes when importing the metadata for a map document

Last Published: April 25, 2020


The Import Metadata tool crashes if the metadata XML file does not exist for the map document (mxd) that the metadata is to be imported to.


The cause of this behavior is unknown at this time.


Run the Metadata Importer tool using the same Source and Target Metadata via the following steps:

  1. In ArcCatalog (not the Catalog window in ArcMap), select the map document and click the Description tab.

  2. Click Edit and Save.

    This action creates an XML document for the map document. The XML component of this map document can be seen from Windows Explorer.
  3. Run the Metadata Importer tool in the ArcToolbox > Conversion Tools > Metadata toolset using the same Source and Target Metadata.

Article ID:000011265

  • ArcMap

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