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I have a group of shapefiles already loaded into QGIS.
How do I export them to a .shp, .dpf, and .shx file that I can put into a folder and load onto another instance of QGIS? QGIS Setup

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  • The shapefile format has a 4MB size limit. Those layers look extremely detailed (lots of detail = large file size). Have a look at the original file sizes to see if they will all fit into a single shapefile. If not, you may want to look into other formats (such as geopackage). – csk Aug 9 at 15:26
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    @csk shapefile have a 2GB size limit not 4MB but the advise to use geopackage is still a good one for lots of reasons (to read more on SHP vs geopackage : switchfromshapefile.org) – J.R Aug 9 at 15:34
  • Oops.Thanks for the correction @J.R. – csk Aug 9 at 15:35
  • @csk The total file size is 1.65 GB. Is there a way that I could programatically merge them using python? – Reginald Johnson Aug 9 at 15:37
  • That's a different question, but have a look around before you post a new question. I suspect it's already been answered. – csk Aug 9 at 15:39

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