ENLX File Extension

ENLX file icon
Archived EndNote Library
  • Developer
    Thomson Reuters
  • Category
  • Popularity
    4.5 (2 votes)

What is ENLX file?

ENLX is a file extension commonly associated with Archived EndNote Library files. Archived EndNote Library format was developed by Thomson Reuters. ENLX file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Mac OS, Windows system platform. ENLX file belongs to the Data Files category just like 1326 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular program for handling ENLX files is EndNote, but users can choose among 1 different programs that support this file format. On the official website of Thomson Reuters developer not only will you find detailed information about theEndNote software, but also about ENLX and other supported file formats.

Programs which support ENLX file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open ENLX files divided into 2 categories according to system platform supported. ENLX files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support ENLX file

Windows Windows
MAC OS MAC OS

How to open file with ENLX extension?

Being unable to open files with ENLX extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with ENLX extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with ENLX files.

Step 1. Get the EndNote

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening ENLX files is that no program that can handle ENLX files is installed on user’s system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download EndNote and install it on your device. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading EndNote installed is by going to developer’s website (Thomson Reuters) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update EndNote to the latest version

You still cannot access ENLX files although EndNote is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why ENLX 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. Associate Archived EndNote Library files with EndNote

After installing EndNote (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open ENLX files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the ENLX file and choose Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the EndNote installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open ENLX files box and clicking OK button.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected ENLX file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select EndNote and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with ENLX extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

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

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the ENLX file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. The ENLX may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the ENLX is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the ENLX file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Ensure the file with ENLX extension is complete and error-free

If the ENLX 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 ENLX file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Archived EndNote Library file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle EndNote

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support ENLX files. Close all running programs and try opening the ENLX file.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Archived EndNote Library file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle ENLX files.

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