Projection files (PRJ) do not display in the Coordinate System folders

Last Published: April 25, 2020


Projection files, which should be listed in the Coordinate Systems directory, do not display in the following locations:ArcToolBox Define Projection Tool
ArcToolBox Project ToolArcMap > Display XY Data > Edit button > SelectArcMap > Data Frame Properties > Coordinate System tab > Predefined folder


The check box labeled 'Coordinate Systems' located in ArcCatalog > Tools > Options > General tab, in the lower window has been unchecked.

Solution or Workaround

  1. Open ArcCatalog > Tools > Options > General tab.
  2. In the lower window on the General tab, check the box labeled 'Coordinate Systems'.

Article ID:000009467

  • ArcMap 9 x

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