With ArcGIS 9.0 Service Packs 1 and 2 installed, opening a Desktop document file in Windows Explorer gives an error

Last Published: April 25, 2020


** This issue is addressed in ArcGIS 9.0 Service Pack 3 (SP3) **

After installing 9.0 Service Packs (1 and 2) on a localized version of ArcGIS, opening any ArcGIS Desktop document file such as mxd, mxt, sxd, sxt, 3dd, 3dt, and pmf in Windows Explorer displays the following error:

"This <document path> is not a valid Win32 application"


This is a known issue.


** This issue has been addressed in ArcGIS 9.0 Service Pack 3 (SP3)

Click on the link in Related Information below for Service Pack 3, if necessary. **

    Article ID:000007775

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