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WHSL EndNote: Saving and Backing Up

software tool for publishing and managing bibliographies, citations and references


It is essential to back up your EndNote Library

Here we will show you how to use the “Save a copy” method.

Open EndNote

Click on File

Click on Save a copy

Save the file in your desired location, as the EndNote Library (*.enl) type




·         There is a difference between a backup and an export. The export is simply a text file, while the backup is be an entire EndNote library with the suffix “.enl”

·         You can use this method also to move your entire EndNote Library to a different workstation.