ENF File Extension

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EndNote Filter Format
  • Developer
    Thomson Reuters
  • Category
  • Popularity
    2.6 (3 votes)

What is ENF file?

ENF filename suffix is mostly used for EndNote Filter Format files. Thomson Reuters defined the EndNote Filter Format format standard. ENF files are supported by software applications available for devices running Mac OS, Windows. ENF file belongs to the Misc Files category just like 4712 other filename extensions listed in our database. EndNote supports ENF files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 1 other tools may also be used. On the official website of Thomson Reuters developer not only will you find detailed information about theEndNote software, but also about ENF and other supported file formats.

Programs which support ENF file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 2 operating systems that support ENF files. Files with ENF extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support ENF file

Windows Windows
MAC OS MAC OS

How to open file with ENF extension?

Being unable to open files with ENF extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with ENF extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Download and install EndNote

Problems with opening and working with ENF files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with ENF files being present on your machine. The solution is straightforward, just download and install EndNote. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download EndNote installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Thomson Reuters website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of EndNote and update if needed

If the problems with opening ENF files still occur even after installing EndNote, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of EndNote is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why ENF files are not compatible with EndNote. The most recent version of EndNote is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign EndNote to ENF files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate ENF files with latest version of EndNote you have installed on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the ENF file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where EndNote is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open ENF files and clicking OK.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with ENF extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select EndNote and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with ENF extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the ENF file is complete and free of errors

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper ENF file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Verify that the ENF in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the ENF is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. ENF file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Verify that the ENF file’s structure is intact

If the ENF file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the ENF file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the EndNote Filter Format file.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open EndNote

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with ENF extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with EndNote Filter Format files. It may be the case that the ENF files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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