shrug-l: Normal.mxt

Mary Ann Vance MaryV at
Thu Jul 28 09:21:51 EDT 2011

Just starting running ArcGis 10 and I can't seem to locate my normal.mxt .. any idea's or suggestions?  I ran
a search of my whole c: drive and it came up two files that contained the words but no normal.mxt ..

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From: shrug-l-bounces at [mailto:shrug-l-bounces at] On Behalf Of Tripp Corbin
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2011 7:00 AM
To: Keith Sandell; shrug-L at
Subject: RE: shrug-l: ArcGIS Desktop Environmental Settings

Those settings are stored in different places depending on a couple of things most specifically what you have set in your customization options. Typically they are stored under the normal.mxt for ArcMap and normal.gxt for ArcCatalog.

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From: shrug-l-bounces at [mailto:shrug-l-bounces at] On Behalf Of Keith Sandell
Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2011 7:08 PM
To: shrug-L at
Subject: shrug-l: ArcGIS Desktop Envrionmental Settings

Hey all,

I'm guessing, or at least hoping, someone has done this before.

What file(s) in:

C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data

C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings

Contain the environmental settings for ArcCatalog and ArcMap, i.e. folder connections, pane docking, i.e.?

Recently my workstation almost went down for the dirt nap and having to restore everything after a clean install is a pain...luckily I scraped by this time.

I'd like to be able to make periodic copies of the environmental settings so I can drop them in a new install to save myself the trouble of having to reset everything.

Is this even possible?


Keith Sandell, MBA
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