This port is already used! Do you want to restart?

Last Published: April 25, 2020

Error Message

The following error message occurs several times, when attempting to change the symbology for any data layer drawn in an ArcMap document:

"This port is already used! Do you want to restart?"


Interference is coming from the Brownie software utility. Brownie is a Brother utility installed with Brother printers, including the HL1470N.

A Web link is available in the Related Information section providing a description of the Brownie utility.

Solution or Workaround

Uninstall the Brownie utility. For instructions see Related Information section.

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    • ArcMap 9 x

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