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: Converting 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.
    – urcm
    Commented May 4, 2012 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. Commented May 5, 2012 at 20:25

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

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