ENS File Extension

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EndNote Style Format
  • Developer
    Thomson Reuters
  • Popularity
    4.3 (3 votes)

What is ENS file?

Full format name of files that use ENS extension is EndNote Style Format. EndNote Style Format specification was created by Thomson Reuters. ENS file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Mac OS, Windows system platform. ENS file format, along with 1087 other file formats, belongs to the Settings Files category. EndNote supports ENS 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 ENS and other supported file formats.

Programs which support ENS file extension

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

Programs that support ENS file

Windows Windows
MAC OS MAC OS

How to open file with ENS extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening ENS files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with ENS 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. Install EndNote software

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening ENS files is that no program that can handle ENS files is installed on user’s system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download EndNote and install it on your device. 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. Update EndNote to the latest version

If the problems with opening ENS files still occur even after installing EndNote, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software.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 ENS format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using EndNote.

Step 3. Associate EndNote Style Format files with EndNote

If you have the latest version of EndNote installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage ENS 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.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the ENS file and choose Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • 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 ENS files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the ENS file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with ENS extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the ENS for 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 ENS file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Check the ENS file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the ENS 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 ENS file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

If you obtained the problematic ENS file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. 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 ENS file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access 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 EndNote Style Format file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle EndNote

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

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

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

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