Nothing happens when clicking the Edit metadata button in ArcCatalog

Last Published: April 25, 2020


The Metadata Editor doesn't appear when clicking the Edit Metadata button in ArcCatalog.


This is a known issue.

Solution or Workaround

The following is a potential solution:

  1. In Arc Catalog select Tools > Options and select the Metadata tab.

  2. Uncheck the following check boxes:

    - Automatically create metadata the first time an item in the Catalog is viewed in the Metadata tab

    - Automatically update metadata whenever an item's metadata is viewed in the Metadata tab

  3. Re-check both check boxes.

  4. Click Apply and OK.

Article ID:000004050

  • ArcMap

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