I am trying to upload a photo into a folder in ArcCatalog, yet I haven't been able to find where and how to do that.

I am using ArcGIS 10.1 (ArcGIS for Desktop) through my school's Citrix receiver.

I have a MacBook which apparently does not work with ArcGIS very well?

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    ArcCatalog isn't a container, so nothing could be uploaded "into" it. Its companion application, ArcMap, is a viewing application (it can't be uploaded into either, but it can view certain kinds of imagery). Please edit the question to provide more details, including the exact software release(s) in use, and a longer description of what data you have an what you're trying to archieve.
    – Vince
    Mar 13, 2016 at 19:30
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    Also, ArcGIS for Desktop is not supported on Mac, "Please note that ArcGIS for Desktop is not certified or supported on the Mac operating system". Are you using a Windows VM on your macbook?
    – Hen Wagner
    Mar 13, 2016 at 19:48
  • FYI: You can use Parallels to use ArcCatalog (in windows on a mac) parallels.com/ca/products/desktop
    – Mapperz
    Mar 14, 2016 at 1:10
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    Given the presence of Citrix, the "upload" process is likely completely unrelated to GIS, and this question would be better directed to your school IT department or TA/professor.
    – Vince
    Mar 14, 2016 at 2:51

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I haven't used ArcCatalog for a year or so but as far as I remember you don't 'upload' a file to it. You connect to a folder (which you seem to have done) and if a partcular file is not visible, that is probably because it is not in a format handled by Arccatalog so is not of any interest to it, therefore not visible - or if it is a suitable format - but you may need to click refresh on the folder connection - e.g. if you just moved the file to the folder in question, the folder contents listing may need to be refreshed - right click on the folder and select Refresh


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