ENLX file format description

Many people share .enlx files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .enlx file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .enlx files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.enlx - EndNote X Compressed Library Data

The ENLX data files are related to EndNote. The ENLX file is an EndNote X Compressed Library Data. EndNote is a commercial reference management software package, used to manage bibliographies and references when writing essays and articles. You can save your complete library (the EndNote library.enl file as well as its associated .DATA folder and all of its contents) to a single compressed .enlx file in order to easily transfer your library.

Data files
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EndNote X Compressed Library Data related extensions:
EndNote Web of Science Export
EndNote Filter Data
EndNote Library Data
EndNote Preferences
EndNote Saved Search
EndNote Style

Naturally, other applications may also use the .enlx file extension. Even harmful programs can create .enlx files. Be especially cautious with .enlx files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .enlx file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .enlx file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

elx, emlx, enl, enx, nlx

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

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Operating systems

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