When I am importing .gdb file in QGIS, I cannot see the all years data.

I am trying to import the .gdb folder in ArcMap using the following step:

Add data -> connect to folder -> folder.gdb

But I cannot add and open the folder. Can anyone tell me which step I am missing?

  • File geodatabase is an Esri file format. If ArcGIS can't read it, the data folder is corrupt.
    – Vince
    Aug 16, 2021 at 22:50
  • Note that file geodatabase is not a single file. It is a folder (directory) with a ".gdb" suffix containing more than a score of files. If you have a zipfile and haven't disabled "hide suffixes of known formats", you should do that before extracting to a folder.
    – Vince
    Aug 16, 2021 at 23:12
  • thanks. How can I do "hide suffixes of known formats"?
    – Jui Sen
    Aug 16, 2021 at 23:38
  • Well, a google would be a way to start.
    – Vince
    Aug 16, 2021 at 23:42
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    May not be corrupt. You can't "Add data -> connect to folder -> folder.gdb" because it's not a "folder" to ArcGIS, it's a file geodatabase. Use "Add data" and just browse to the filegeodatabase.gdb. If you can't browse and do need to "connect to folder", connect to a folder (not the .gdb) at a level above the geodatabase.
    – user2856
    Aug 17, 2021 at 5:50

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I connected the .gdb folder to a generic folder (not .gdb) and it's working perfect.

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