Cannot view rasters in ArcGIS 9.2


After installing ArcGIS 9.2 the following raster formats cannot be added to ArcMap or previewed in ArcCatalog: ASRP, CIB, CIT, COT, DTED, ERS, GIS, GRID, IMG, LAN, NITF, RAW, TIFF, and USRP.

When attempting to load the image into ArcMap the following message is displayed: "Invalid Raster Dataset. Failed to create raster layer".

When attempting to preview in ArcCatalog the following message is displayed: "Your selection can not be displayed in the current view."

The following formats do not exhibit display issues: ADRG, BIL, BIP, BMP, BSB, BSQ, CADRG, DEM, ECW, GIF, JPEG, JPEG 2000, LGG, PIX, PNG, RST, SID, VRT, and XPM.


An older version of rasterformats.cfg is being used by ArcGIS to read certain raster formats. This can cause an error in reading the file format.

Solution or Workaround

Delete the rasterformats.cfg file from <drive>\Program Files\Common Files\ESRI\Raster\devices\ntx86\RdoConfig

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