I am trying to import an xls file for aerial imagery into my map. I'm working on ArcMap 10.5.1. I've never had a problem before but today have received the error message:
"Could not add the specified data object to the map.
General function failure
Unexpected error from thte external database drive (1)."
I downloaded the driver located here:Download 2007 Office System Driver: Data Connectivity Components from Official Microsoft Download Center
mentioned in other similar posts but that did not fix the problem.