Graphic showing Esri single user geodatabase function.

As with most updates to ArcGIS, new versions geodatabases do not work with older versions of ArcGIS. The only work around is to use a blank geodatabase from that version of ArcGIS. For those who have already upgraded and need older versions of ArcGIS 8.3, 9.x and 10.x geodatabases, feel free to grab one from below.

Newer versions of ArcGIS can can’t write older geodatabases. Each of these has been created by that version of the Esri ArcGIS Desktop ensuring you have the native geodatabase for each version.