How To: Determine the Working Directory of a damaged ArcView project
Knowing the location of a project's Working Directory can be helpful in troubleshooting a project that does not open.
- Open the damaged .apr file in a text editor, such as Notepad or WordPad. You may need to set Files of type to All Files in the Open dialog box to see .apr files.
- Search the document for the string WorkDir. There should be a number associated with the WorkDir, write this number down. For example:
- Starting at the top of the file, search for the number found above. For example, 848 finds something like the following:
- A few lines down there should be the path to the project's Working Directory. For example:
Last Published: 6/9/2018
Article ID: 000004675
Software: ArcView GIS 3.2a, 3.2, 3.1, 3.0b, 3.0a, 3.0 Legacy Products