ENQ File Extension

ENQ file icon
EndNote Search Options Format
  • Developer
    Thomson Reuters
  • Category
  • Popularity
    4 (2 votes)

What is ENQ file?

ENQ filename suffix is mostly used for EndNote Search Options Format files. EndNote Search Options Format format was developed by Thomson Reuters. ENQ files are supported by software applications available for devices running Mac OS, Windows. ENQ file belongs to the Data Files category just like 1326 other filename extensions listed in our database. Users are advised to use EndNote software for managing ENQ files, although 1 other programs can also handle this type of file. On the official website of Thomson Reuters developer not only will you find detailed information about theEndNote software, but also about ENQ and other supported file formats.

Programs which support ENQ file extension

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

Programs that support ENQ file

Windows Windows
MAC OS MAC OS

How to open file with ENQ extension?

Problems with accessing ENQ may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to EndNote Search Options Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Get the EndNote

Install software to open ENQ file Problems with opening and working with ENQ files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with ENQ files being present on your machine. The solution is straightforward, just download and install EndNote. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. 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

Update software that support file extension ENQIf the problems with opening ENQ files still occur even after installing EndNote, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software.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. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of EndNote installed, it may not support ENQ format. The latest version of EndNote should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate EndNote Search Options Format files with EndNote

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

Associate software with ENQ file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the ENQ file and choose 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 ENQ files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with ENQ file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected ENQ file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with ENQ extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the ENQ for errors

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

Check ENQ file for viruses
1. The ENQ may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the ENQ 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. ENQ file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

If you obtained the problematic ENQ file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the ENQ file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the EndNote Search Options Format file again.

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

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support ENQ files. Close all running programs and try opening the ENQ 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 EndNote Search Options Format file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with ENQ files affecting older versions of given software.

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