Adding XY - not files showing

Discussion created by rheitzman on Aug 3, 2010
Latest reply on Sep 21, 2016 by MKennedy-esristaff
ArcGIS 10, ArcMap - newbe
main menu: File, AddXY Data

When I use Browse on the Add XY dialog I'm not seeing any files - only folders on my LAN share with lots of files. The 'Show Type' dropdown says 'tables' and that is it.

How to I get to XLS, CSV, etc. data for import?

Should I be using another menu?

What is 'Type' 'Table' in this context?