Saving Layer Files in a File Geodatabase

Discussion created by rideaneversummer on Apr 14, 2011
Latest reply on Jul 9, 2014 by akraet
Hello, I am trying to do what ESRI wants me to and switch over from using shapefiles to using geodatabases in ArcEditor 10.0. I can't figure out how to move layer files or make new layer files in a geodatabase. The closest I can get is to go to "save as layer file" and save it in the "default geodatabase" file that was set up automatically, but once the layer file is in the default geodatabase, I can't move it into any other geodatabase.

Any Suggestions? Maybe I'll just stick to shapefiles, I still don't see the value of switching.