FAQs: EndNote

Managing Libraries

Database 1: Is it possible to transfer a Windows EndNote library to EndNote on a Macintosh (and vice-versa)?

Database 2: How does the EndNote 8 and later library format affect compatibility with older versions?

Database 3: What is the correct way to recover a library?

Database 4: I backed up my database files to a CD-ROM and then copied them onto a different computer. But now I get error messages when I try to open the library. What's wrong and how can I fix it?

Database 5: When I look in the folder where my library is saved I see the library as well as a folder that has the same name as my library, followed by ".Data". What is this folder? Can I delete it?

Database 6: How can I move, back up, or transfer my library to another computer?

Database 7: Why do the number of references in my library not match the reference ID numbers for my references?

Database 8: I'm using EndNote 8 or later, and I deleted my library file, but still have my .Data folder. Is there any way to recover the library information with just the contents of the .Data folder?

Database 9: When using the Compressed Library command in EndNote X and later to create a .enlx file, what is the upper limit on how large a library file can be?

Database 10: Using an Intel Mac and EndNote X, when I try to open a library that was created using an older version of EndNote, the conversion process fails and produces an error: "The document library name could not be opened." How can I convert my older library for use in EndNote X?

Database 11: How do Groups work in EndNote?

Database 12: How can I enter an institution or corporation as an author?

Database 13: I have more than one author, and they are not displaying properly. How can I correct this?

Database 14: When I sync the EndNote library on my Palm with EndNote X or later desktop application for Mac, all of the references are being duplicated. How can I avoid this?

Database 15: When I sync my Windows Mobile device using the Vista Windows Mobile Device Center I am getting errors with EndNote X2. How do I fix this?

Database 16: When opening a library in Endnote X1, it's crashing. How can I fix this?

Database 17: How to use the Dataset Reference Type with EndNote X3 or earlier.