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Registered: ‎08-21-2018
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X8 Style not saving

I have previously edited the APA 6th style.


Since upgrading to X8, I can no longer access my edited Style, although it is still in the Styles folder on my computer.


I can also no longer create a new Style or edit a Style. When I try to save the new style, I get the following error message:

The document "APA 6th" can not be saved as "APA 6th". The file does not exist.


How can I either restore my previously edited Style, or edit the Style again, if it won't save? Any tips?

Posts: 8,018
Registered: ‎04-10-2008

Re: X8 Style not saving

Did you change the file folder settings in Endnote (edit>preferences>folder locations)?  They cannot point to the program folder styles location on the C: drive which is where the default list of styles is located (which is write protected by Windows' operating system), and must point to an existing folder elsewhere that has write access - (for example mine contains the following after my network home drive info  .... \lmw\My Documents\EndNote\Styles).  This way, the original style is retained in the write protected location, and you generate the modified copy in the User location which is not overwritten when the program itself is updated.  Do not use the same name, as Endnote then has two copies, and usually defaults to the write protected location version.  

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New User
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-21-2018

Re: X8 Style not saving

Thank you! That seems to have worked Smiley Happy