my library has gone. I’m using Endnote X8 on a Macbook Air, with the file lodged on OneDrive. The Endnote crashed and now I’ve got nothing. No Enl, no Data file. Searched evrywhere. And now I find that my Endnote sync has been syncing the wrong library.
Months of work, gone. Can anyone help?
Nightmare! - I’m in the middle of my dissertation.
Ok. Now, I’ve found a data file that MIGHT be the correct data file (based upon the number of PDFs in the data file) but the attached enl file doesn’t appear to be showing it’s contents. It’s showing the contents of some other library.
How do I get the enl file to look at this data file?
Anyone, or am I just yelling into the wind with no hope?
I don’t know – you should make a copy of the .DATA folder before trying to open anything.
What date does the .DATA folder and contents show, at it may have already been overwritten? Copy the existing .enl file somewhere else, but it is only a pointer. A completely empty no contents, textfile with the libaryname.enl is really a pointer and doesn’t have to have anything in it to point to the right place in the existing .DATA file. – It may already be too late, if you openned it and closed it once? – I guess you haven’t backed it up?
Did you try “recover library” from the endnote tools menu?
What you have probably realized is that one should never save an SQL collection of files (the underlying database structure of Endnote) which is multiple files that have to opened and saved in a specific order and cloud based storage doesn’t ensure that, on a cloud drive.