Problem: Renaming a shapefile in ArcCatalog doesn't appear to change the name of the associated .mxs file


In ArcCatalog, when a shapefile that has an associated .mxs file (an ArcView GIS geocoding index file) is renamed, the associated .mxs file doesn't appear to be renamed.


ArcCatalog doesn't automatically refresh the names of files associated with shapefiles when the shapefile is renamed. This is a known issue with ArcCatalog.

Solution or Workaround

  1. Manually refresh the name of the .mxs file associated with the shapefile by clicking the folder that contains the shapefile and pressing F5.