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I am new to ArcGIS Pro and having trouble opening a shapefile in "folders" on the catalog pane. I can right click on "folders" and "add folder connections" but this puts the shapefile in a subfolder in "folders." You can see on the attached image that parcels shapefile is inside a folder called "zip folder." How do I get the shapefile out of the extra "zip folder" folder so it is just in the folder? ( In my attached image the folder is "arcGIS_basic" )

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  • Zipfiles might present as folders, but they aren't, they're files. You need to extract the data to obtain access.
    – Vince
    Aug 19, 2021 at 1:11
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    Just drag and drop fname.shp using windows explorer to display it. This will help to avoid data duplication.
    – FelixIP
    Aug 19, 2021 at 1:48

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I think you should be able to right-click on your shapefile to choose Copy.

Then right-click on your arcGIS_basic folder and choose Paste.

Once you have the copy done, right-click on the original shapefile again to choose Delete.

Alternatively, use Windows Explorer to Cut/Paste the shapefile (make sure you get all the files that are part of it) from the zipfolder folder to the arcGIS_basic folder.

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  • Note that "shapefile" in this case is all the files with the same prefix as the file ending in .shp (e.g., foo.shp, foo.shx, foo.dbf, foo.prj, foo.shp.xml, ...)
    – Vince
    Aug 19, 2021 at 1:14

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