Unable to create a FeatureClass

Last Published: April 26, 2020

Error Message

Attempting to convert graphics to features in ArcMap via the Convert Graphics To Features command fails, and the following error is displayed:

"Unable to create a FeatureClass"


Graphics can be converted into either feature classes or shapefiles using the Convert Graphics To Feature command. The error occurs when converting graphics to a shapefile and attempting to save the shapefile to a system folder, for example, Program Files.

Solution or Workaround

Save the shapefile in the recommended default GIS location, instead of a system folder. The default GIS location to store the shapefile is:


    Article ID:000012508

    • ArcMap

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