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Anyone know where the Database Connection strings are located in Program Files for ArcCatalog? I have all my Database Connection strings fixed and all my scripts use them. My computer went down and I have a chance to grab files off the hard drive. Instead of me re-creating all my database connections..I think I've seen a .txt file that has the connection parameters and connection string names. I figure this would be under C:\Program Files\ArcGIS....some where here.... but I can't find them. Anyone know? Thanks.

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Its under your user profile, AppData\Esri\ArcCatalog folder, it varies a little from 9.3.x and 10, but that should get you to the main location. Just look for the .sde files.

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I see two locations that mine are in. Not sure of the diff...

C:\Documents and Settings\myname\Application Data\ESRI\ArcCatalog

C:\Documents and Settings\bnesom\Application Data\ESRI\Desktop10.0\ArcCatalog

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Your first one should be your older 9.3.x folder, the second is the 10. I couldn't look at mine exactly cause I have huge processing running. – D.E.Wright May 5 '11 at 22:11

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