Run-time error "-2147467259 (80004005) Automation error Unspecified error

Last Published: April 25, 2020

Error Message

The following error message is displayed when using Coverage to Geodatabase:

Run-time error "-2147467259 (80004005) 
Automation error
Unspecified error"

This was due to a corrupt coverage.


This is a known issue, CQ00073588.

This can occur with a corrupt coverage in ArcMap 8.3.

Solution or Workaround

Export the coverage as an .E00 file and import it back into ArcMap.

  1. Start ArcToolbox and navigate to Conversion Tools > Export From Coverage > Export To Interchange File to export the coverage as an .E00 file.
  2. Navigate to Conversion Tools > Import to Coverage > Import from Interchange File to import the .E00 file to coverage format.

Article ID:000008042

  • ArcMap 8 x

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