Can't open a colleagues Endnote file


One of my students just sent me her Endnote file so I can edit a paper of hers but I cannot open it.  I select it in “Open Library” and it just refreshes the dialog box. When I clink on it directly, it opens Endnote 4 at the “select a Reference Library” screen.

I’m not sure how to troubleshoot or get around this and I really need this file.

Any help/advice would be appreciated.


I suspect she has sent you the .enl file which is missing critical elements.  She should first compress the library (from File>compress) and send you the .enlx file which contains everything.   That file should open with endnote and recreate the .enl file and related .DATA folder and subfolders.