Unable to run file filename.aml

Last Published: April 25, 2020

Error Message

Trying to run an AML returns the following error:

Unable to run file filename.aml


When the AML was saved, a .txt extension was appended to the filename by the text editor.

Solution or Workaround

  1. Display file extensions in Windows Explorer.

    Windows NT

    A. Select View > Options.
    B. Click the View tab.
    C. Make sure the 'Hide file extensions for known file types' radio dial is not checked.

    Windows 2000

    A. Select Tools > Folder Options.
    B. Click the File Types tab.
    C. In the Advanced Settings box make sure 'Hide file extensions for known file types' is not checked.

  2. Right-click the AML in Windows Explorer and use Rename to remove the .txt extension.
  3. Select Yes when a message box appears saying "If you change a filename extension, the file may become unusable. Are you sure you want to change it?"

Article ID:000003573

  • ArcMap 8 x
  • Legacy Products

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