I have several shapefiles that I am attempting to edit in the following way.
1) Right click on shapefile -> properties -> add hyperlink capability to a field in the attribute table -> hide first two fields of data -> rename the alias of one field.
2) Change the color of the "point" icon to be unique for each shapefile.
Then I create a new File Geodatabase -> name it -> right click -> import -> Feature Class (multiple) -> select all the shapefiles -> select my directory and save.
The problem is that when I open a blank ArcMap and connect to the new file geodatabase all the shapefiles maintain none of the edits I had made to their icon or properties.
I am attempting to send the geodatabase to a client so they can open it and be able to access the hyperlink and see the desired fields without having to go through and hide the superfluous field again or without having to tell the hyperlink field to accept hyperlinks again.
Is there a way to also export your changes to the data when creating a database?