ENP File Extension

ENP file icon
EndNote Preferences Format
  • Developer
    Thomson Reuters
  • Popularity
    3 (3 votes)

What is ENP file?

ENP filename suffix is mostly used for EndNote Preferences Format files. EndNote Preferences Format specification was created by Thomson Reuters. Files with ENP extension may be used by programs distributed for Mac OS, Windows platform. Files with ENP extension are categorized as Settings Files files. The Settings Files subset comprises 1087 various file formats. The most popular program for handling ENP files is EndNote, but users can choose among 1 different programs that support this file format. Software named EndNote was created by Thomson Reuters. In order to find more detailed information on the software and ENP files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support ENP file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 2 operating systems that support ENP files. Files with ENP 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 ENP file

Windows Windows

How to open file with ENP extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening ENP files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with ENP 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 ENP files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with ENP files being present on your machine. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download EndNote and install it on your device. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support ENP files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. 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. Verify the you have the latest version of EndNote

If you already have EndNote installed on your systems and ENP files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why ENP files are not compatible with EndNote. The latest version of EndNote should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate EndNote Preferences Format files with EndNote

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate ENP files with latest version of EndNote you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the ENP with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where EndNote is installed, check the Always use this app to open ENP files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with ENP extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with ENP extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Ensure that the ENP 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 ENP file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

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

Should it happed that the ENP 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. If the scanner detected that the ENP file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the ENP file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the ENP file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the EndNote Preferences Format file.

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

If the systems has insufficient resources to open ENP files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with EndNote Preferences Format file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with ENP files affecting older versions of given software.

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