Using ArcMap/ArcCatalog 10.2, is there a way, to summarize a huge number of widely spread shapefiles/sources (different servers, different hard drives etc.) into one centralized database, in order to be able to transfer this database as well as a corresponding mxd-file e.g. to a notebook or another computer without internet connection?
This is very easily done by adding each of these data sources to a map and then Creating a map package:
The same functionality is also available in the Package Map (Data Management):