Cannot add ArcInfo coverage files

Discussion created by Ahmadhanbali on Sep 21, 2011
Latest reply on Sep 22, 2011 by Ahmadhanbali

I am trying to add ArcInfo coverage files into an ArcMap or at least preview the files within an ArcCatalog but I couldn't. I always receive a message says "Error opening feature class". When I used another computer to open the files, they were opened properly. Both computers have the same ArcGIS 10 software with Spatial Analyst extensions installed.

The strange thing is that in my computer I see several INFO tables with unrecognized characters, which I think they cause not to open the coverage files, but in the other computer these INFO tables do not appear, and the coverage files were opened without any problem.

I attached a snapshot of the error, and I hope someone can find a solution.

Thanks in advance.