The EndNote library is damaged

You will see the following message: "This library appears to be damaged"

Follow the instructions below in order to try and restore your library:

  1. Open EndNote, click Tools and choose Recover library
  2. Read the message that appears and click OK
  3. Find the library you want to restore, select the library and click Open
  4. Give the library a new name, choose where to save the library. Then click Save
  5. Click File - Open - Open library and locate the new library

If EndNote tries to open the damaged library next time you open the program:

  1. Open the new library (se step 5 above)
  2. Click Edit - Preferences
  3. Choose Libraries
  4. Choose Open the most recently used library
  5. Click OK

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You can also search for a solution using EndNote FAQ.