Export metadata from the Description tab if you have updated information and want to publish the most current version of your metadata.
- In the Catalog window, click the item whose metadata you want to export.
- View the item's metadata.
- Click the Export button in the Description tab.
The Export Metadata tool opens. The Translator parameter is populated with the appropriate value for your metadata style.
- Provide an appropriate name for the exported metadata in the Output File text box.
The exported file can't be stored in a geodatabase.
- Click OK.
A stand-alone metadata XML file is created as specified by the Output File parameter. The contents of this file are formatted appropriately for your metadata style.