Getting a local copy of a file

There may be times when you want to view or edit a file outside the product library. Getting a local copy allows you to have a copy of the file on a local machine without having an exclusive lock to allow others to make changes to the file. However, any change you make to a local copy of a file is not tracked in the product library.

  1. Start ArcMap.
  2. If necessary, open the Product Library window by clicking Customize > Production > Product Library on the main menu.

    A tree view of the product library appears.

    Product library tree
  3. Right-click Product Library, a solution, product class, series, product, instance, or area of interest, then click Manage Files.

    The file manager appears.

    Initial view of the file manager
  4. If necessary, click Library and navigate to the file.

    You can also search for the file if you don't know where it is located.

  5. Right-click the file and click Get Local Copy.

    The Get Local Copy Product dialog box appears.

    Get Local Copy dialog box for a file
  6. Click the ellipsis (...) next to the Output Location field.

    The Browse For Folder dialog box appears.

  7. Navigate to the directory where you want to save the local copy.
  8. Click OK.

    The Get Local Copy Product dialog box appears with the path you defined.

  9. If you want to open the file, check the Open check box.
  10. Click OK.