Endnote X9 upgrade


Important - This is for a personal license you can download onto 3 computers but not use concurrently. This is a unique license to you – please do not share.  


Please back up your existing Endnote library   


You do this by creating a compressed EndNote Desktop Library. A compressed EndNote Library incorporates your regular EndNote Library file (.enl) and its associated Data folder (.data) into a single file.  

The compressed EndNote Library has an .enlx extension, and is smaller in size than the regular EndNote file (.enl) and its associated Data folder (.data).


• To create a compressed EndNote Library:

• Open your existing EndNote Library

• Go to File > Compressed Library. Leave the options as they are: Create, With File Attachments, All References in Library.

• Press Next, specify where you would like to save the file (should be the same location as your .enl file and .data folder), and press Save.

• You have now created a new compressed EndNote Library (.enlx).


Endnote X9 upgrade for UoR PCs


You can request a download of Endnote X9 onto your UoR PC via the Software Center and IT Services at UoR.
If you have a Mac/iOS - You will need to request support from IT via the Service Desk ticket system if prompted for Admin privileges.



Once open Select Install.



This will prompt a request to the IT services to seek approval for this request. You will be emailed when this has been approved and installed onto your computer.

Once installed

To open Endnote and move your old library into Endnote X9.

Type “Endnote” into Window’s search box – Bottom left of screen

Click on Endnote 

You may be asked if want to download full version now – Select Yes

Endnote will load in background

Ignore all pop-up help and information screens.

Go to Top Left of screen – File – Open New Library

You will be asked to “Select a Reference Library” to open – Choose the saved compressed Endnote library you made earlier with an .enxl file extension.

This will then load and will replicate your groups and structure as before with all the pdfs attached.