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I work with ArcGIS 10.1 SP 1 (on Windows 7), and I tried to export a feature layer to a personnal geodatabase using "right click in the table of content > data > export data". However, when I select "file and personnal geodatabase", only the file geodatabase are visible (though the mdb are visible in ArcCatalog). Of course, the obvious workaround is to use "feature class to feature class", but I would like to know why this "data > export data" is disabled. Is this because .mdb will disappear from ArcGIS in a near future ?

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Are you trying to do this from a layer in the Table of Contents or from a dataset (feature class) in the Catalog window? Either way what type of geodatabase is storing the feature class you are trying to export from? –  PolyGeo Jan 21 at 7:03
    
working from a layer (from shapefile or from .gdb feature class, same problem) I've edited my question to make it clear. –  radouxju Jan 21 at 7:09
    
I just tried this at 10.2 and both personal and file geodatabases show up in the browse dialog when I set Save as type to "File and Personal Geodatabase feature classes". I suspect that you have a corrupt Personal Geodatabase so try right-clicking on it in the Catalog window and see if you can Import > Feature Class (single) by dragging the same layer into it. –  PolyGeo Jan 21 at 7:17
    
thank you for testing. On my side, I've tried with a new mdb and it still don't show up when I set Save as type to "File and Personal Geodatabase". Import and feature class to feature class work fine. Anyway, if its back with the 10.2 I'll wait for it. –  radouxju Jan 21 at 7:25

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I am unable to test this at 10.1 but I just tried Export Data on a layer (with shapefile source) in the Table of Contents at 10.2 on Windows 7 SP1 (64bit) and both personal and file geodatabases show up in the browse dialog when I set Save as type to "File and Personal Geodatabase feature classes".

I will be surprised if this was not working and went unnoticed at 10.1 so I would recommend that you describe your environment more fully i.e. ArcGIS service packs, Windows OS (including service packs) to see if someone can test on an "identical" configuration to yours.

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