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I have a .gdb folder with LOCK Files, FREELIST Files, ATX Files, GDBINDEXES Files, GDBTABLE Files, GDBTABLEX Files and, SPX Files.

I want to convert the parcel data within this folder into a shapefile so that I can load it into Arc GIS online. If I still had my ArcGIS desktop version this would be a simple task however, I no longer have access to this version of the software.

Any ideas on how to get this parcel data into a shapefile? I haven't tried downloading QGIS yet so I'm not sure if this software would have that capability as ArcGIS 10.1 did

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This should help: gis.stackexchange.com/questions/22201/… .... Access it then export it. –  Branco Jul 22 at 14:45
    
Windows treats file geodatabases as folders, but they are not usable like folders. The 'files' in the folder are generally not usable by anything else, and any modification of them can corrupt the geodatabase. –  Chris W Jul 22 at 18:41

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File Geodatabase in QGIS 2.4 enter image description here

Note: Use Directory rather than File

Once the file geodatbase is loaded save the shapefile

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Your answer shows how to load a file geodatabase table(s) in QGIS, but not how to export them to shapefile(s). –  artwork21 Jul 22 at 19:56
    
Have you tried to right-click on the layer in QGIS and Save as? –  Rayner Jul 22 at 20:05
    
Added Save As Shapefile [under layer menu] –  Mapperz Jul 22 at 20:06

One option that may be a bit faster (less clicks) or you could call from a script would be to use ogr2ogr command (using OSGeo4wShell (which comes with installation of QGIS)).

ogr2ogr -f "ESRI Shapefile" C:/Temp/Shps C:/Temp/test.gdb

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If you want to export out a subset you may use the same command above but at the end list out the table name(s) (e.g. parcel and citybnd).

ogr2ogr -f "ESRI Shapefile" C:/Temp/Shps C:/Temp/test.gdb parcel citybnd
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