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I am having a difficult time working with ArcGIS. My files are in TAB format.

In ArcGIS I use the QuickImport tool.

I am able to select the input file, but it does not let me click on "OK". Any hints on that?

I have checked this thread: How to convert MapInfo TAB and/or MIF to SHP using free tools or ArcGIS for Desktop core product? but I could not find a similar problem.

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Are you sure you have the right license extension to use this tool? you know the data interoperability tool should installed separately. – Aragon May 4 '12 at 15:41
You could always convert to a more Arc friendly format (.shp) using OGR as suggested in the link you posted, if it is urgent and you can't figure out a faster solution. – James Milner May 5 '12 at 20:25

You should either use Arcmap WITH the data interoperability extension, FME Suite, Autodesk Map3D, or MapInfo to convert these files.

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