I ran the World geocoder service through AGOL on a lot of points (I forgot how expensive it is - dumb dumb mistake, alas!). Worse still, the ArcMap Desktop mxd where I had the results open as I was going through the Tied records and manually matching them, died in the middle of the process, before I saved the mxd. Ack!!! I am trying to figure out if I can get those geocoder results back into Desktop somehow, but I don’t know where to look for them. They better be retrievable, given how much they cost me! I have a standalone Standard ArcGIS Desktop license, and an Organization ArcGIS Online account.


For your MXD, and in the geoprocessing process you have to define the source and destination where the results are stored. So there is someplace on your machine a gdb (usually in your My Documents) where the default.gdb resides.

  • Thank you! I did check in my Default gdb, I saw no geocoding results there. The problem is that they were generated by ArcGIS Online, so I wonder if it's possible the temporary file was remotely stored. I found nothing in my ArcGIS Online Content or MyESRI Reports either, sadly. – Maria Josefson Jan 17 '18 at 19:22
  • You should be able to go to your "Results" view under the geoprocessing menu and see where the last run tasks where processed and stored. – D.E.Wright Jan 17 '18 at 19:27
  • Good idea! Since that mxd died without being saved, I can't see those Results anymore. A different mxd is using the Default gdb for Scratch Workspace. I don't see any geocoding results in there, sadly. Thank you for thinking this through with me! – Maria Josefson Jan 17 '18 at 19:57

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