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The spatial reference or statistics for the raster, stored in the .AUX file, or pyramids built for rasters, stored in the .RRD file, do not "stick" with the file after the folder has been refreshed or ArcCatalog has been closed.
This may occur with rasters for the following reasons:
> Raster is stored on a network location.
> Raster is on read-only media like CD-ROMs.
> Raster is read-only.
> Directory path to raster includes a directory which is read-only.
> The path to 'RasterProxies' folder, which is set in the system registry at C:\temp\RasterProxies, does not exist on the computer.
WARNING: This article contains instructions to make specific changes to essential parts of your operating system. If these specific changes are not done correctly, it may cause serious problems to your computer operating system and files. First, ESRI recommends that you make a complete backup of your system, including the registry, before implementing any of the specific changes. It is highly recommended that you consult with your IT/MIS department, or other qualified computer systems professional before proceeding. ESRI cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from incorrect use of the Registry Editor utility. Use the Registry Editor utility at your own risk. Note: your operating system and any subsequent service packs may effect these instructions. These instructions are subject to change without notice.
Your installation location may be slightly different. If you have trouble finding the utility, simply do a search on your machine for "advancedarcmapsettings"
The path entered for the 'RasterProxies' location must exist on the hard drive.
If you do not have Administrative privileges on the computer, have your system administrator log you on as an Administrator user to perform this operation.
There may be other causes for these problems with rasters. If this suggestion does not resolve the issue, please contact ESRI Technical Support for further instructions.