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When viewing a mosaic dataset from the Preview tab in ArcCatalog on the machine where the imagery files reside, the mosaic dataset displays correctly. However, the mosaic dataset fails to display as expected when shared to another machine on the same network, and instead, a checkerboard pattern displays.
The checkerboard pattern displays instead of the actual mosaic dataset because the path used to store imagery files of the mosaic dataset is not changed to the name of the host machine on which the mosaic dataset is created. This causes the imagery files to be missing when viewed on a different machine in the same network.
The imagery files stored in a folder using the drive directory, C:\<Folder>, on the host machine, must be connected to the machine viewing the mosaic dataset using the Universal Naming Convention (UNC) path, \\computer name\shared directory\. For more information, refer to Paths explained: Absolute, relative, UNC, and URL.
To resolve this issue, follow the instructions provided below.