Exporting metadata from the Metadata toolbar
Export metadata from the Metadata toolbar as part of a routine operation for publishing the most current version of your metadata.
- In the ArcCatalog Contents tab, press the CTRL key while clicking the ArcGIS items whose metadata you want to export.
- Click the Export Metadata button on the Metadata toolbar.
Provide a location and file name, if appropriate, for the stand-alone metadata XML files that will be created.
- In the Export Metadata tool, provide an appropriate Output File name.
- In the Export Metadata Multiple tool, provide an appropriate Output Folder name.
Stand-alone metadata XML files are created as specified by the Output File or Output Folder parameters. These files will be formatted appropriately for your metadata style.