Model Builder allows selecting a newly created output location, but does not allow it to be used

Last Published: April 25, 2020


If Windows Explorer is used to create a new directory while creating a model, Model Builder will allow selecting the folder for an output location, but will not allow it to be used.


This is a known issue.


Select one of the following workarounds.

  • Use Windows Explorer to create the new directory, before creating the model.
  • Create the new folder using ArcToolbox > Data Management Tools > Workspace. This provides tools to create new workspaces.

Article ID:000007127

  • ArcMap 9 x

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