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I am working with a DEM raster file (.tif) which I am trying to convert into a TIN. However it won't let me do this and instead I get the following "ERROR 999999: Something unexpected caused the tool to fail. Please refer to the error help for potential solutions, or contact ESRI technological support".

I checked out the error description before but I got lost. What can I do in this case? The file I work with is an 0.5m * 0.5m raster of the area its measured heigh. Furthermore, the file is a bit under 500mb.

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  • Please edit your question to include the text of the error message; the screenprint is difficult to read, and also this will help others who are searching for this error in the future. – smiller Mar 4 at 15:18
  • Please post code and error messages as text in the body of the question. This makes the content legible on all platforms, searchable by other users, and provides those who would help the ability to cut/paste the command into their own environment without painful retyping. As a new-ish user, please take the Tour. – Vince Mar 4 at 15:18
  • Edited the body and question – AldousBuxley Mar 4 at 15:22
  • Did you try the steps mentioned at esri help site? – MrXsquared Mar 4 at 15:32
  • I tried to use the steps. The repair geometry does not work on the raster, it does not contain nonalphanumeric characters, I checked the location (its a special work folder), the size may be an issue, I need to store the TIN which does not go in the geodatabase, the pathway is not super long (3 subfolders, not sure if running as an admin will do anything. It's a raster without attributes to it – AldousBuxley Mar 4 at 15:40

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