How Do I Move A Library Between Computers?

February 22, 2011

  1. From your EndNote library, click on the Sync icon in the EndNote menu bar.
  2. If prompted, enter your EndNote login, or click the Sign Up box to create one.
  3. Once synced – go to the File menu in EndNote and select Save a Copy….
    Note: The library needs to have exactly the same name as the original, so delete the [space]Copy from the filename.
  4. Copy this library (*.enl – and its *.data folder) to your other machine. (The file and folder must be kept together.)
  5. Click on the *.enl file to open the Library on the new machine.
  6. Click the Sync button in the EndNote menu.
  7. If prompted, enter your EndNote login.

The new Library will be updated from the online version. Any changes made on one Library will show up on the other.

Note: If your Library contains a lot of pdfs this may take some time.

Older Versions:

Will need to upgrade to the curent version to take advantage of the Sync feature.

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