My layers are constantly breaking their links during my work session.
- I am working on a map and run a tool
- With the map still open, the layer suddenly changes to the red exclamation mark, indicating the link has been broken
- With the map still open, I repair the data source (right click -> repair)
- This works and the layer IS functional again. Continue working
- With the map still open, the layer suddenly changes again to the red exclamation mark
- I open map and repair the data sources
- I run the raster calculator. It adds the result to the table of contents, but does not display on the map.
- Now all of the other feature classes have lost connectivity (after tool ran)
- I repair data sources again. Now the results from the raster calculator show on the map
- I run kernel density.
- A few seconds BEFORE the tool completes, all other layers lose their connection
- During all of this, I have NOT closed and reopened the map
- During all of this, I have NOT added any new layers or changed data sources
- Closing and reopening the map does not help, the issue above persists
- The data source for the layers are in a file geodatabase stored on a department drive (not local).
- The broken link seems to happen during/after running tools. I left the map open for a while (~20 min) without doing anything the data links seem don't have the red exclamation mark yet.
- Relative paths are enabled
- ArcMap 10.5.1
I suspect it has something to do with the drive where the data stored. Perhaps the network connection to the drive is not strong and when it drops for a moment, the connection breaks.
How can I check if this the issue though?
Is it possible to have ArcMap automatically fix the connection since the data source has not changed?