Answered By: KRS Answers Last Updated: Apr 22, 2020 Views: 785
You can save your complete library (the filename.enl file as well as its associated .Data folder and all of its contents) to a single compressed .enlx file in order to easily back up your library or send a copy to a colleague. Later, you can easily restore (unzip) the compressed library with EndNote. Note: This will only work if everyone is using Endnote X or later.
To save to a compressed Endnote library file:
- Open the library in EndNote.
- Endnote X/X1: from the "File" menu, select "Send to" and then "Compressed Library".
Endnote X2 and later: from the "File" menu, select "Compressed Library (.enlx)" and then "Create".
- Use the file dialog to save to an EndNote Compressed Library (filename.enlx).
To restore a compressed Endnote library file:
- Use EndNote X or later to open the filename.enlx file, which will extract the .ENL file and the .Data folder to
the same folder where the .enlx file is located.
- Use EndNote to open the filename.enl file as you normally would to use the library.
You may also wish to save a backup file of your Endnote library that is compatible with other reference mangers
- From the "File" menu select "Export".
- You'll want to select "XML" as the file type, and select your preferred output style.
To import -- Open Mendeley, and from the "File" menu select "Import" -- Endnote XML. Locate your saved file and select "Open".