So I just got back to looking at the .e00 files in Arc to see why I could not get them to with Import71 (prior .eoo post). Turns out my file pathname had a space (" ") in it. How frustrating. Any file on your desktop or in your program files will therefore not work with the Import71 tool. I moved the file folder to my C drive, and now the data converts just fine. I wish the tool would show you an error message so you would know what was wrong.