Displaying CAD file extensions in ArcCatalog

By default, file extensions are not displayed in a Catalog window. Viewing file extensions may be useful when browsing for a specific CAD file format. The following steps configure ArcGIS to display file extensions when navigating in a Catalog window.

  1. Open ArcCatalog.
  2. From the pull-down menu, select Customize and click ArcCatalog Options.
  3. On the General tab, uncheck Hide file extensions.
  4. Click OK.

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Published 6/8/2010