ENZ File Extension

ENZ file icon
EndNote Connection Format
  • Developer
    Thomson Reuters
  • Popularity
    5 (2 votes)

What is ENZ file?

Full format name of files that use ENZ extension is EndNote Connection Format. EndNote Connection Format specification was created by Thomson Reuters. ENZ files are supported by software applications available for devices running Mac OS, Windows. ENZ file format, along with 1087 other file formats, belongs to the Settings Files category. EndNote supports ENZ files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 1 other tools may also be used. EndNote software was developed by Thomson Reuters, and on its official website you may find more information about ENZ files or the EndNote software program.

Programs which support ENZ file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with ENZ files, divided into 2 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with ENZ 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 ENZ file

Windows Windows

How to open file with ENZ extension?

Being unable to open files with ENZ extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to EndNote Connection Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Download and install EndNote

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports ENZ files installed on the system. 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. 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. Verify the you have the latest version of EndNote

You still cannot access ENZ files although EndNote is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. 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 ENZ format. The latest version of EndNote should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign EndNote to ENZ files

If you have the latest version of EndNote installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage ENZ on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the ENZ with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • 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 ENZ files box and clicking OK button.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with ENZ extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • 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 ENZ extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the ENZ is not faulty

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

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

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the ENZ file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the ENZ file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

If you obtained the problematic ENZ file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. It could happen the the download process of file with ENZ extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

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 Connection Format file.

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

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

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

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

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