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I have ArcGIS 10.1 and Xtools 10.0, each time .mxd is saved there is a .xml file created. How do you prevent the creation of the .xml file with the same name as the .mxd? Where in the Xtools menu is that an option?

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what is the question? –  SS_Rebelious Jul 8 '13 at 19:43
How do I stop the .xml from being created? Is there a way to turn it off. –  Carla GB Jul 8 '13 at 22:02
It is required. Why do you want it to be stopped? –  Dan Patterson Jul 8 '13 at 23:15
This is happening because of Arc Hydro tools, not as a requirement for metadata management. I have contacted Aquaveo as their current help section is out of date. –  Carla GB Jul 9 '13 at 15:48

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