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Backup your Library

Backup your EndNote library regularly or whenever you make many additions or changes

There are several ways to backup your EndNote library:

1. Create a compressed EndNote library -the preferred option (see image below)



This will turn your .enl filetype into .enlx
Save your compressed back up library in at least one secure place: preferably your own student or staff drive at University, Microsoft OneDrive or CloudStor, an cloud storage service run by AARNET and available to Australian UNiversity clients. CloudStor is also an ideal way to send any very large file to another Australian  (or NZ) University client. 

 Alternatively, send the compressed library to your e-mail address as an attachment (this will not work for files that are too large).
Give your compressed backup a recognizable name with date so you can recognize versions. eg. MyReferences25June18.enlx

Do NOT email, save or run an uncompressed EndNote library to or from a cloud environment, such as Dropbox or Google Drive. This will eventually corrupt or damage your library.

2. Sync to Endnote online version (see separate Library Guide for full details)

This uploads your entire set of references to your account at . You can only sync one library to one account.

While the online version has other uses it is not the most convenient way of backing up, particularly if you also want to include attached pdfs in your backup.

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