I downloaded a zipped shapefile and modified it in ArcGIS Pro.

How can I save changes as a new shapefile? I see only the option to save as Layer File.

If it is not possible, how I can edit an existing shapefile and have it in the format of shapefile?

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1 Answer 1

  1. Start ArcGis and add data to the Data Frame, if needed.
  2. Right-click the layer and select Data > Export Features.
  3. Click the Browse button.
  4. Navigate to the location where you want to store the shapefile.
  5. Type a name for the new shapefile
  6. Click the Save button.
  7. Click OK.


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  • Thank you for the answer. So I cannot to do it in ArcGis? Do I need to download also ArcMap?
    – tauri
    Commented Jul 15, 2015 at 20:31
  • Take a look at the picture I posted that should help. This can be done with ArcGis.
    – Collin
    Commented Jul 15, 2015 at 20:32
  • Now it works. I was trying a lot of times before, but I was saving in default MyProject.gdb... which didn't work. When I changed the location, then it could save as shapefile. The easiest things are the most annoying... Thank you! :)
    – tauri
    Commented Jul 15, 2015 at 20:55

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