Problem: Error 000594 or 000595 occurs when exporting a shapefile to a personal geodatabase
There are several reasons for these issues, but typically the problem is due to:
- The size of the shapefile being too large for a personal geodatabase.
- The shapefile containing broken geometry.
- The shapefile being irrecoverably corrupted.
Solution or Workaround
Depending on the reason, use the following workarounds to solve the issue.
- Ensure the size of the shapefile does not exceed 2 GB before exporting it to a personal geodatabase. If reducing the size of the shapefile cannot be done, use a different geodatabase type with a larger capacity, such as a file geodatabase or an enterprise geodatabase. Personal geodatabases use the Microsoft Access data file structure (.mdb) which supports geodatabases limited to 2 GB or less in size.
Note: The effective size is between 250 and 500 MB before database performance starts to slow down.For a comparison of the different types of geodatabase and their sizes, see Types of geodatabases.
- Ensure that the shapefile does not have any broken geometry before exporting it to the personal geodatabase. See Checking and repairing geometries for more information.
- If the shapefile is corrupted and cannot be recovered with the methods suggested in How To: Recover a corrupt shapefile, create a new feature class in the personal geodatabase and load the data from the shapefile to the empty feature class using the Load Data tool.
- ArcGIS for Desktop: Check Geometry
- ArcGIS for Desktop: Repair Geometry
- ArcGIS for Desktop: Migrating your existing data into the Geodatabase