02-04-2021 08:05 PM
Would an existing library go corrupt or break if the .Data folder associated with the library is deleted?
I spent a lot of time in automating pdf file names for quick sort and pick and those are on a local folder from which I upload to the .enl file on endnote desktop . The .Data file has the pdf, seems to be a redundant copy and I don't need it. Would deleting this .Data folder mess up the library?
02-05-2021 09:22 AM - edited 02-05-2021 09:34 AM
libraryname.enlx is a compressed version of the library for storage and backup. It will be "unpacked" to recreate a libraryname.enl file and the library.DATA folder. The .enl file is a pointer to the database which IS in the .DATA folder. Yes. If you delete the .DATA folder it will break the database.