I have many feature classes in a geodatabase and I need to save/export them into shapefiles.
Click on every single layer -> export is not a good option, due to the number of feature classes in that geodatabase.
you can use the export (multiple).
If you do it at the database level
If you do it at the feature dataset level
Just choose the output folder and execute.
Go into ArcMap, make a selection (or def query) if you don't want all of your data exported. Right click in the TOC, export data -> Choose a directory and NOT a gdb and your file will automatically be created as a shapefile. Feature classes are simply features that reside in a gdb. Their non-gdb counterparts are automatically shapefiles.
You can do this from ArcCatalog by exporting the feature class to a non-gdb directory too I believe.
In the Python window, enter