shrug-l: Tips on getting ArcMap to open faster

Sandell, Keith M. sandell.keith at
Wed Jan 30 21:58:56 EST 2008



Here are some articles on the ESRI web; you may have already seen these,
but just in case:


And another from off the general web: 


Hope some of this helps.


Keith Sandell

Correctional Services Assistant Consultant

Bureau of Probation and Parole Field Services

Office of Community Corrections

Florida Department of Corrections

2601 Blairstione Road

Tallahassee, Florida 32399

Phone: (850) 410-3045 SC 210-3045

Fax: (850) 487-4427 SC 277-4427




From: shrug-l-bounces at
[mailto:shrug-l-bounces at] On Behalf Of Holli Brandt
Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2008 6:10 PM
To: shrug-l at
Subject: shrug-l: Tips on getting ArcMap to open faster


Hello Everyone -

Okay I know some of you have this information stuffed away somewhere and
I am tired of looking for it unsuccessfully online.  


We use a Network install version of ArcInfo 9.2, with (obviously) shared
licenses.  When you go to open ArcMap, the splash window pops up right
away but it takes a good 30 seconds before the complete program will
open.  I have a fairly decent computer but what is funny is that it
usually opens up quicker on the older computers.  


Anyway here is my question, where are all those info sheets on tips and
tricks on how to get your ArcMap to open faster.  I have seen them so I
know they exist.  They mention how to get rid of the splash window, to
not map to more drives than you need to, etc. etc.   So any help you
guys can give me would be great as I am way to impatient to wait for a
new ArcMap to load.  Please don't reply back with 'just never close your
ArcMap session', as we often need to start new ArcMap sessions with the
customized tool we are using.


Thanks - Holli







Holli M. Brandt

DWW GIS Data Maintenance Lead

Seattle Public Utilities

Information Technology Division

Holli.Brandt at Seattle.Gov

(206) 684-8533 


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