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Refresh a location's content

The first time you browse to a location using an instance of the ArcGIS Pro application, the contents list accurately reflects the items present that can be used in ArcGIS Pro. If you later change the items stored in that location outside of ArcGIS Pro or in a second open project, the contents list in the first open project will not update automatically to reflect that change.

For example, if you save an email attachment to a folder, or create a new feature class using ArcMap, or add a layer to the active portal using a web browser, you will not see the new item in the folder, the geodatabase, or the active portal automatically. You must refresh the contents list in ArcGIS Pro to see the new item.

  1. Refresh the content of an item or location in the Catalog pane.
    • Click the folder, database, toolbox, or server on the Project tab and press F5, or click the Menu button Menu and click Refresh Refresh.
    • Right-click the folder, database, toolbox, or server on the Project or Portal tab and click Refresh Refresh.
    • Browse into the appropriate collection, folder, or group on the Portal or Favorites tab and press F5, or click the Menu button Menu and click Refresh Refresh.
  2. Refresh the content of an item or location in a browse dialog.
    • Browse into the item or location and press F5.
    • Browse into the item or location and click the Refresh button Refresh at the end of the Location bar.
    • Right-click in the whitespace around the contents list and click Refresh Refresh. This option will be available if the current location supports this operation.
  3. Refresh the content of an item or location in the catalog view.
    • Browse into the item or location and press F5.
    • Browse into the item or location and click the Refresh button Refresh at the end of the Location bar.
    • Right-click in the whitespace around the contents list and click Refresh Refresh. This option will be available if the current location supports this operation.
    • Right-click the folder, database, toolbox, or server and click Refresh Refresh.

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